Monday, May 19, 2014

1956 Nash-Rambler Pinin Farina Palm Beach Concept

After the American Motors Corporation merged with the Nash Company, they approached Batista Farina at Pinin Farina to design a Rambler-based 2-seater coupe called the Palm Beach. Powered by a Straight 6 engine that produced 82 bhp. This one-off concept car exemplifies the idea that might have directed American Motors to greater success in 1956. Unfortunately, the advanced, one-of-a-kind Italian dream car was never considered for production. Having been exhibited at many auto shows by Pinin Farina, the car was owned by the then-president of the Nash Motor Car Company, Roy Chapin, and it stayed in his family for several years. (

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