1934 Nash 1290 Ambassador Sedan 8
Many people will do a double take when they see this ad. Most people think of the Nash line as being small to a midsize classic before the war. So they are usually surprised to see that in 1934, Nash made the Ambassador under their new ‘Speedstream' styling, cars that were the size of a Cadillac or Lincoln in 1934. The Nash featured the bullet shaped headlights and horizontal hood ribs and rear wheel spats with chrome emblems and a built in luggage compartment with a full beaver-tail rear-end. One of the most famous designers during the classic car era was Russian Count Alexis de Sakhoffsky, he designed many of the European and American iconic classic car custom bodies and also did much of the styling on the Ambassador. This model was known for its extra-long wheel base and its highly stylized body and one of the most roomy interiors of the classic car period. This 1934 Ambassador is the largest classic Nash produced.
This car is fully restored and we recommend that you take a good look at the photos to see the fine details of this truly impressive car. The super big eight engine with dual ignition and plenty of carburetion, the Nash Ambassador accelerates faster than most other classics and gave it highway cruising speeds on the highway of over 75 mph all day long. The exact mileage is unknown.
This 1934 Nash Ambassador was restored over a period of around five years. Exterior paint and chrome and mechanical rebuild of engine, suspension, undercarriage, etc., approximately five to ten years ago. The interior was redone in correct wool broadcloth approximately 5 years ago. The car has been used sparingly over the years primarily to compete in car shows and concours meets with occasional driving to keep the car in good condition. It has always been stored indoors in air conditioned storage and the cosmetics appear fresh.
It is important to note that this car is certified as a full classic for the Classic Car Club of America.
This car has won awards as follows:
Best classic Milwaukee Concours
Grand Marshall’s award CCCA Experience Concours
Class Award CCCA Experience Concours
People’s Choice CCCA Experience Concours
First Junior AACA Spring Meet Auburn INMake sure you pay special attention to the fantastic trim such as the:
Rebuilt 322ci./122 Straight 8
3-speed manual transmission
fully encased side mount covers,
the most decorative side mount mirrors we have seen,
the neat parking lights mounted on the fenders,
bumperettes on the bumper,
running boards with rubber strips
correct and highly detailed interior very professionally done
dashboard is truly a work of art
In 1934, open vent windows in the front doors were just becoming the thing for high end classics but Nash decided to put in the built in wind wings in the rear quarter windows also and gives it the flow through ventilation to keep the interior cool on hot days.
Make note of the rear end of the car and how for 1934 the trunk was built into the body and the taillights were made to look aerodynamic.
This car is believed to be one of three so you are not likely to see yourself coming and going at any car shows, this 1934 Nash Ambassador will most likely be the only one there. Please note that this gorgeous car is a multiple national concours winner!
As you are studying the wonderful styling cues on this car you should know that Alexis Sakhoffsky, the designer, was also the designer of the Auburn boattail speedster another iconic car from the 1930s.