The top-level full-size model in the 1957 Nash line was the Ambassador Custom sedan. This would be the last year for Nash and Hudson, the two companies that had merged to form American Motors in 1954. The growing popularity of the Rambler prompted cancelation of these luxury cars. Despite this, many changes were incorporated into the design of the 1957 Ambassador.
A flatter roof stamping and a change from 15- to 14-inch wheels lowered the car by two inches. Rear styling remained largely the same, but the front was altered dramatically by 'un-skirting' the front wheel openings, ending a Nash styling tradition dating to 1949. The 1957 Nash was among the first American cars to feature quad headlights as standard equipment. Other notable features included those famous Nash 'seat-to-bed' front seats and unitized body construction. A Nash-designed 327 cubic-inch V8 was standard on the Ambassador.
This Nash Ambassador Custom was purchased by the current owner in 1989. It retains its original 'Mojave Yellow' roof paint while the 'Avocado Metallic' and black lower body areas were refinished in the original colors. The interior remains in substantially original condition.