This fairly solid runner is a 1939 Nash Ambassador Six Coupe and it’s on eBay with a current bid price of just over $2,600. You have to love those covered headlights! There are four days left to get in on the action on this Nash which is located in Marengo, Illinois.
I apologize for the photos, they were a mish-mash of thumbnails and assorted, blurry images, but this car is such a star that even bad photos don’t make the car look bad! That beautiful double-waterfall grille and the big, tall ladder grille in the center all enclosed by those fantastic covered headlights; what a great design! Headlights from this era weren’t always recessed into the fenders like this so Nash had a leg up in the design department. I can picture this car being at the 1939 World’s Fair, it’s so modern for its time.
As far as the body style goes, whether it’s a 3-passenger Business Coupe or a 5-passenger All-Purpose Coupe isn’t known, at least by me. One of you will know the tell-tale signs of it being a business coupe or not without any photos of the back seat, or lack photos showing a lack of a back seat. It doesn’t look like there’s anything behind the front seats from the photo above. And, of course, there isn’t a photo of the inside of the trunk, either, which would tip it off as to being a business coupe or not. It seems like more often than not, sellers call every coupe a “business coupe” just to draw attention when people search for them, so I’m surprised that that name isn’t used here.
If the seat wasn’t ravaged by time, and possibly rodents, it would look pretty decent inside this interior. Yes, this is the only interior photo. The interior will most likely need a full restoration as will everything else.
This should be Nash’s 235 cubic-inch inline-six with around 105 hp. The seller says that the “body needs some attention, but the drivetrain works fine. The car runs and drives on a reserve fuel tank. brakes were just done, so it stops also.” That’s a good sign, maybe it’s more cosmetic work to do than anything with this car? One thing for sure, this Nash will most likely end up a gumball color with a honkin’ V8 under that long hood and chrome wheels. It’s doubtful that it’ll be restored back to original specs, but I could be wrong. How would you fix up this cool Nash Coupe?