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1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Line Convertible / R503919 Vehicle Information

1948 Nash Ambassador photograph

1948 Nash Ambassador photograph

1948 Nash Ambassador photograph

1948 Nash Ambassador photograph

1948 Nash Ambassador photograph

1948 Nash Ambassador photograph

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Sold for $34,100 at 2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall.
Charles W. Nash, the co-founder of the Buick Motor Company, purchased the Kenosha, Wisconsin based company Thomas B. Jeffrey, and renamed it in 1917 to Nash Motors. Within a short amount of time, he built the company into one of the foremost impendent carmakers with a line of vehicles marketed towards America's middle class.

For 1948, the top-of-the-line Nash Automobile was the Ambassador. There were very few examples of the convertible sold, as priorities at the time were with the closed cars. Only 1000 examples were ever created and few have survived in modern times.

This 1948 Nash Ambassador Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Meadow Brook. The car was estimated to sell between $50,000 - $60,000. It is powered by a 235 cubic-inch overhead valve six-cylinder engine capable of producing over 110 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. It is finished in the correct shade of Canterbury Gray with a maroon leather interior and a black canvas top. It is in original condition and has never been restored. The car has been well taken care-of during its life; it has been treated to a complete engine overhaul, new brakes, new exhaust system, new windshield, new whitewall tires, and a new trunk-linter. There is an upgraded AM/FM radio with the original foot controls used to change the station.

At auction, bidding peaked at just over $30,000. There was a reserve on the vehicle, meaning the owner did not have to sell the car if they felt the bid was too low. Apparently, they were happy with the high bid of $34,100 and sold the car. The buyer of this car got a bargain.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007


2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $50,000-USD $60,000 
Sale Price :
USD $34,100

1948 Nash Ambassador Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1948 sales)
1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Convertible
Chassis#: 495398
Sold for USD$25,760
  2020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1948 Nash Ambassador Custom
Chassis#: 502739
Sold for USD$33,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Cabriolet
Chassis#: R-502739
Sold for USD$38,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban
Sold for USD$126,500
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1948 Nash Ambassador image  1948 Nash Ambassador image  
1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Fastback Sedan
Sold for USD$8,250
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 
1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban Sedan
Sold for USD$63,250
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 
1948 Nash Ambassador Cabriolet
Sold for USD$47,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Convertible
Chassis#: R-503768
Sold for USD$115,500
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
 
1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Convertible
Chassis#: R500119
Sold for USD$35,750
  2011 RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns
1948 Nash Ambassador image  
1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Four Door Trunk Sedan
Sold for USD$17,100
  2008 Leake Auctions - Tulsa - 36th Annual - QuikTrip Center
 
1948 Nash Ambassador
Sold for USD$34,100
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
1948 Nash Ambassador image  1948 Nash Ambassador image  
1948 Nash Ambassador Convertible
Chassis#: R491581
Sold for USD$104,500
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
1948 Nash Ambassador image  1948 Nash Ambassador image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1948 Nash Ambassador's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1948 Nash Ambassador Super Slipstream 2016 CCA Classic Car Sale   
1948 NASH AMBASSADOR CUSTOM CONVERTIBLER4915812016 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction $100,000$115,000
1948 Nash Ambassador Cabriolet 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$15,000  
1948 Nash Ambassador Four-Door Slipstream Sedan 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$12,000  
1948 Nash Ambassador Four-Door Slipstream Sedan 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$12,000  
1948 NASH AMBASSADOR SERIES 60 CUSTOM CONVERTIBLER4930372010 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction   
1948 Nash Ambassador 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island$75,000$100,000$140,000
1948 NASH AMBASSADOR SERIES 60 CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE 2003 Kruse Auction Tulsa, OK$29,000  
1948 NASH CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE 2003 Kruse Auction Hot Springs, AR$31,000  
1948 NASH AMBASSADOR CONVERTIBLE 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$21,000  

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