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Pontiac Torpedo: Art Deco at Its Finest

Pontiac Torpedo: Art Deco at Its Finest

41 Pontiac TorpedoLuxurious. Modern. Streamlined. Exuberant. The Art Deco movement of the 1930s through 1940s was the world’s way of saying that design was just as important as function. This design style was used in the visual arts and affected everything bridges and dams to jewelry, home appliances, and architecture. The design movement even made its way to automobiles and was evident in the luxurious lines, ornate hood ornaments, and modern tail lights.

Art Deco in Architecture: Visit Hoover Dam

The Nash Ambassador

When you think of the automobile line Nash, the first car that comes to most people’s mind is the Ambassador.  This is because the Ambassador was the name applied to the senior line of Nash automobiles from 1932-1957 (AMC took it over after) and was the “flagship” of the Nash brand.

The Ambassador name was first used in the 1927 model that was a specially trimmed, four-door, 5-passenger club sedan version of the “Nash Advanced Six”. It was the most expensive car on the line at $2,090; however, it lost its most expensive title in 1929 when Nash introduced its 7-passenger sedans and limousine models.  The ambassador remained part of the “Advanced Six” line through 1930, then moved to the “Nash Twin Ignition Eight” series in ‘31 and then to the “Eight-90” model.