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Brooklin 1939 Nash Ambassador Eight 4-Door Touring Sedan

Brooklin 1939 Nash Ambassador Eight 4-Door Touring Sedan

Nash sales for 1938 were dismal, but in spite of the red ink new CEO George Mason insisted upon new – not just face-lifted – bodies for the 1939 line. Although the styling was certainly evolutionary, the ’39s had larger wheel openings (and larger wheels and tires), smoother, lower-looking lines, and an unusual front end with a tall horizontal-strake grille flanked by smaller vertical-barred inlets. Brooklin’s latest hand-built white-metal beauty is this very well-done model of the best-selling ’39 Ambassador Eight, the 4-Door Touring (aka “Trunkback”) Sedan. The Brunswick Blue paint is smooth and glossy and is set off by lots of separate bright chromed parts. The addition of plated wire beltline moldings and plated wipers means that only the relief-cast window moldings and vent window frames still lack chrome. Rectangular headlights are correct, round sealed-beams would appear next year. Beauty rings and small hub caps (with engraved “Nash” scripts) were standard for the Ambassador Eight. Brooklin has the fake wood dash right, but the speedometer and other relief details are almost invisible. Overall lines are right on the money, as are major dimensions. It’ll be a while before anyone else does one of these – especially this well. – Wayne Moyer

1:43 | $135

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Updated: May 5, 2014 — 5:11 PM

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