• June 5, 2015

1955 Nash Rambler

1955 Nash Rambler

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body Style: Rambler Cross Country Wagon
Factory Price: $2,098
Production: N/A
Weight: 2,685 lbs
Engine: Chevy V-8
Horse Power: 225
Cubic Inches: 350
Wheel Base: 108 in
Transmission: Automatic “350”
Brakes: hydraulic-drum

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In 1952 Pinin Farina submitted two proposals for Nash styling changes. The only two surviving proposed designs were square grilles and the three element wraparound windows. Nash in 1954 introduced a new floating grille for the custom sedans and at the same time brought out the Metropolitan, a 2-seater with an 85 inch wheelbase.

Meanwhile the big Farina sedans were face-lifted for the 1955 models and received the big Studebaker/Packard V-8 engine. However sales were dropping on the big models but Ramblers were selling well. Accordingly, Rambler got the emphasis for face-lifting and the upgrading of mechanics.

Rambler wore Nash or Hudson badges depending in which network they were sold. Approximately 10,000 Ramblers were built for the model year 1955 and in 1956 Rambler was introduced as Rambler by AMC.
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