1948 Nash Ambassador


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    60 000 mi / 96 561 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Country VAT 
  • Lot number 
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Interior colour 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


1948 Nash Ambassador Custom
Year: 1948
Make: Nash
Model: Ambassador Custom
Body: 2-Door Convertible RHD
Odometer: Indicating 60,000 miles
Engine: 235ci OHV inline 6-cylinder
Transmission: Manual
Colour: Red/Brown
Seats: 4
- 1 of only 1000 manufactured
- 1 of only approximately 60 to exist today
- Only known Custom convertible in Australia
- Last production series of convertible by Nash

The 1948 year for Nash was the last of the convertible designed body styling. An important year in history for this example, 1948 marks the final year before they became the first American manufacturer to commit to full line production. This extremely rare vehicle is 1 of 1,000 built and 1 of only approximately 60 known to exist today.

The stylish 'Sunset Maroon' paint work compliments this vehicles tanned vinyl and cloth upholstery brilliantly. Combined with its stylish chrome bumpers, grill and symbolic bonnet emblem the Nash Custom Convertible had a unique yet desirable aesthetic appearance. Resting on white wall tyres, this collector piece is ready to be driven or appreciated for the historic beauty it is as a showpiece.

Powered by what's believed to be the original engine was a 235ci OHV inline 6-cylinder block and was able to produce 112BHP at 3,400 rpm using single carter 1-barrel carburettor with 208NM of torque ready to go. Linked with a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive, this example was extraordinary to drive.

This is a collectable automobile that has been well maintained consistent with collector car standards. Presenting as a fine example of a 1948 Nash Ambassador Custom convertible. This is a vehicle that should be proudly owned, driven and shown.

The Nash Ambassador was produced from 1932 to 1957. The 1948 lines of manufacturing had become the most expensive Nash of these years and is highly prized by collectors.
Chassis No: R483417

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1282