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1953 Nash Ambassador Super


Nash Ambassador was featured on 1950s TV show, 'Superman'
Nash Ambassador was featured on 1950s TV show, ‘Superman’

‘Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!”

But if you looked at the ground during the days of the 1950s black-and-white television series, you likely saw a car much like our Pick of the Day, a 1953 Nash Ambassador, except the TV version was being driven by Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen and sometimes even by Clark Kent (aka Superman) himself.

Our pick is being advertised on ClassicCars.com for $7,500. The car is in Romney, West Virginia.

“This car is in excellent condition, runs and drives beautifully,” assures the private seller. “I purchased car from the son of a friend.  His grandfather had given him the car and he lost interest.

“The car has had a tremendous amount of maintenance work done, and some years ago over $6,000 worth of paint work.  Some parts that were originally chrome have been painted a soft, metallic silver.

“It appears to be very solid and everything working as it should.  The engine runs smoothly.  The car has overdrive and a heater and I think that’s about it.”

Jetfire six-cylinder engine
Jetfire six-cylinder engine

The seller adds that the original owner’s manual in the car appears to indicate that the car was sold new in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Nashes of that era were styled by the famed Italian designer Pinin Farina

The car is black with a gray interior, has its original Jetfire six-cylinder engine (rated at the time at 120 horsepower), a manual transmission and shows 56,000 miles on its odometer. The ad doesn’t mention power steering, though it was a new feature in that era.

The seller reports that after sitting since last summer, the car started up and went for a nice drive in late January.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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