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8 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

Oh, SURE...............

I saw THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF yesterday too.  ;) Dall's character also had that "roofless" Nash model that LOIS LANE from the SUPERMAN series  also had.

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Lois actually drove a Nash Rambler.   While it was a Nash, most people referred to it as a Rambler.  It was Nash-Kelvinators' attempt to go to small (compact) cars.

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5 minutes ago, TheCid said:

Lois actually drove a Nash Rambler.   While it was a Nash, most people referred to it as a Rambler.  It was Nash-Kelvinators' attempt to go to small (compact) cars.

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🎵 Beep beep, beep beep.

His horn went beep beep beep.🎵  

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1 minute ago, Dargo said:

🎵 Beep beep, beep beep.

His horn went beep beep beep.🎵  

Interesting history was that Nash and Hudson merged in '54 to create American Motors.  They made Nash and Hudson cars for a couple of years with each brand selling a badge engineered Rambler as well as the old big cars.  Then AMC just sold Ramblers, with a small one (American) and one or two somewhat larger models.

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Just now, TheCid said:

Interesting history was that Nash and Hudson merged in '54 to create American Motors.  They made Nash and Hudson cars for a couple of years with each brand selling a badge engineered Rambler as well as the old big cars.  Then AMC just sold Ramblers, with a small one (American) and one or two somewhat larger models.

They also sold the imported Metropolitans under Nash and Hudson names and then just as Metropolitans under AMC.

 

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Thanks for that technicality CID, but calling a Nash by it's model's name doesn't NOT make it a Nash.  Just like calling the '70's Mercury model a "Cougar" doesn't mean it isn't a Mercury.    I think it wasn't until NASH-KELVINATOR and HUDSON  merged in '54 that many of their cars started being referred to as RAMBLERS, for years afterwards, as I(in '72" had this model of a RAMBLER CLASSIC that crapped out by '73.  ;)   Mine was a two-door.

 

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6 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

Thanks for that technicality CID, but calling a Nash by it's model's name doesn't NOT make it a Nash.  Just like calling the '70's Mercury model a "Cougar" doesn't mean it isn't a Mercury.    I think it wasn't until NASH-KELVINATOR and HUDSON  merged in '54 that many of their cars started being referred to as RAMBLERS, for years afterwards, as I(in '72" had this model of a RAMBLER CLASSIC that crapped out by '73.  ;)   Mine was a two-door.

 

You are correct.  Sorry if I offended you.  Just pointing out a bit of automotive trivia in that many people then (and now) referred to the Ramblers just as Ramblers to separate them from the Nashes.

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Actually, there was no offense taken.  ;)  And being a life-long Michigander  and having lived with past AMC CEO GEORGE ROMNEY as governor, ('63-'69)  we here are pretty much familiar with the products of the corporation.   And although they weren't bad cars essentially, that '63 Classic was a b*tch to work on.  The bell housing alone required three different gauges of sockets to remove.  :wacko:

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14 hours ago, slaytonf said:

Can you post a pic of it?

Are you asking for a picture of a bell housing? 😉

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Has anyone here ever seen an Eshelman Sportabout? It's an adult car to be used on the road, but looks like a kiddie car.

I do know Eshelman made kiddie cars too. I bet many ended up on kiddie rides made by Allan Herschell Co

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3 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

Are you asking for a picture of a bell housing? 😉

 

I meant to ask if TheCid or anyone could post a pic of the Nash they were talking about.  I didn't see that my post wasn't below theirs.

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Just in case, this is the typr Nash Rambler that Lois Lane drove in the Superman TV series.  Note the front license plate.  This may be a recent collector car copy of the one she drove.  For those who may not know, this is a convertible.  The "roof rails" were permanent metal.

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my dad loved ramblers. it was his favorite car. once he bought for 300 dollars in a used car lot a white rambler station wagon.

to him the rambler was the everyman car.

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Although I was never sure just how to pronounce the name, I always thought these were pretty cool cars.  Seen many in movies over many years, and they mostly kept the basic look.....

 

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9 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

Although I was never sure just how to pronounce the name, I always thought these were pretty cool cars.  Seen many in movies over many years, and they mostly kept the basic look.....

 

Say it as it's spelled and you can't go far wrong.  Just ignore the dieresis.

 

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21 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

Although I was never sure just how to pronounce the name, I always thought these were pretty cool cars.  Seen many in movies over many years, and they mostly kept the basic look.....

 

The "Cadillac of France" as one owner called it.

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Well, as CADILLAC is a French name to begin with(and incidentally, the name of the founder of Detroit),  ya gotta wonder if the Cadillac is the "Citroen of America".  :D 

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