1958 AMC Ambassador Custom, V-8

1958 AMC Ambassador Custom, V-8

AMBASSADOR — (V-8) — SERIES 80 — The 1958 Ambassador was built off of the 108-inch Rambler chassis by adding nine-inch longer front end sheet metal. The dropping of the Nash and Hudson names from the Ambassador was a last minute decision made by George Romney and American Motor's upper management. A number of cars were made with Nash and Hudson emblems ahead of the Ambassador nameplates on the sides of the front fenders. Factory photos exist that show the Nash Ambassador nameplates on these cars. Early factory literature also has noticeable airbrushing of the Nash emblems out of the catalogs. The 1958 Ambassador earned model identification just above the grille, on front fenders and on the rear deck lid. Side trim featured dual jet-stream side moldings, which were painted a contrasting color. The tone used for the insert harmonized with body colors used on Super models. Silver aluminum side trim was used insid ...

 

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