Thursday, February 28, 2013

1956 Rambler Palm Beach (Pininfarana) Concept

AMX Rambler/Nash Palm Beach (Pininfarina), 1956

This was a forecast/dream car for American Motors/Nash. This "one off" Palm Beach concept exemplifies the ideas that could have possibly directed American Motors to greater success in 1956. This one-of-a-kind Italian dreamcar was unfortunately never given consideration for production.
Executed to the requirements of the American Nash Corporation is Farina's special Palm Beach Nash Rambler. It is an elegant two-seater coupe, aimed specifically at the U.S.A. sporting market. The sides are convex from the front to the central section of the car and the removable top is fashioned with a shallow channel under the rear window. Unusual is the use of thick Plexiglas bumpers, which are styled into the lamp decor. Although they would be ineffective in a heavy collision, they should serve well for manoeuvring in traffic as the material is very resilient and saves a lot of weight.

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