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Here at The Old Motor, we really like these promotional press release photos. Today we have a quartet of quality and chrome from Nash and Chrysler Corp. Their flagship 1937 Nash Ambassador Eight in our featured image above was shot on November 14, 1936 and exhibits a level of Art Deco ornamentation that few other cars of the time could equal. Perhaps only the “shark-nosed” 1938-39 Grahams can be said to have been more ostentatious. The two Dodges and one Chrysler (below) display a range of takes on the definition of the word “style”.
The conventional look of the 1933 Dodge (left) presents an attractive, if conservative, appearance. Overall proportions are quite good and the long molding on the front fender provides just a bit of dash. But it seems that even an attractive young lady perched on that 1934 Chrysler Airflow (center) wasn’t enough to remove the skeptical look from the faces of the couple in the background giving it the once over. Their dour expressions would eventually prove prophetic about the eventual fate of Chrysler’s unfortunate “Ugly Duckling.” Lastly, could that be Washington state’s smiling representative to the Miss America contest waving to us from across the decades from the fender of the 1937 Dodge?
The Chrysler Airflow Club of America has been celebrating that revolutionary car since 1962. Devotees to all things Kenosha can be found at the Nash Car Club of America. Photos courtesy the Benjamin Ames Collection (scroll down).
Hammett Motors at the time this photo was taken, appears to have had a good cross section of various brands and models of fifties cars for sale. The location where this photo was taken is not known and after some searching we are unsuccessful in finding out where they were located. There are a few modern day companies that share this name but we could not find any positive link. The photo is courtesy Frank Barnes who would like to know the location along with the years and makes. Tell us all you know.