Classic Car Photos

American Motors, Nash, Hudson & Metropolitan

1929 and Earlier
1930 - 1939
1940 - 1949
1950 - 1959
1960 - 1969
1970 and Later


This section includes pictures and/or facts about AMC (American Motors), Rambler, Nash, Hudson, Essex, LaFayette, Terraplane and Metropolitan cars through the 1980s.

Nash 1916 - 1957

Charles W. Nash left General Motors in 1916. He and James Storrow then bought the T. B. Jeffery Co., the makers of the Jeffery automobile. In July Nash and James Storrow formed the Nash Motors Comapny. Jeffery cars were still built for a while. The first new "Nash" cars appeared in 1918. The Nash name continued to appear on new cars until 1957.

LaFayette - 1919 - 1924

The LaFayette Motor Company was originally an independant company started in 1919 by Charles Nash and others. They introduced their first model in 1921. By 1924 LaFayette was history as an indepenant auto maker. Among the models the offered over the years were touring cars, roadsters, coupes and sedans.

The LaFayette name would reappear in 1934 as basically a less expensive car in the Nash family, but marketed under it's own name untill 1937. In 1938 LaFayette became a series in the Nash line up. 1940 was the last year for the LaFayette series.

Hudson 1910 - 1957

Roy D. Chapin and other former Olds Motor Works men were instrumental in forming the Hudson which hit the roads in mid 1909. An interesting side note is where the name Hudson came from. It came from Joeseph L. Hudson who put up a pile of money and who also owned the Hudson Department store in Detroit.

Among the most outstanding Hudsons were the 1948 models featuring a "step Down" floor that allowed the car to be lower and more streamlined. By 1951, still using the streamlined step down design, Hudsons were winning Nascar events.

The last year for the Hudson name on a new car was 1957. Hudson and Nash had merged in 1954 to form American motors.

Essex - Terraplane 1919 - 1938

The Essex, introduced as a 1919 model, was a low priced car from Hudson. The Essex was used until 1932.

In 1932 the Terraplane name appeared on an Essex model. In 1933 the Terraplane name replaced the Essex name entirely.

AMC / Rambler 1958 - 1987

After the Nash and Hudson names were discontinued in 1957 the Rambler name was applied to AMC cars until 1969. AMC continued building cars until late 1987 when it was taken over by the Chrysler Corporation.


Photo Galleries
American Motors - Nash - Hudson

Antique & Classic American Motors Pictures

1929 & Earlier Nash & Hudson Pictures

1912 Hudson Mile-A-Minute Roadster

1926 Nash Four Door Sedan

1929 Hudson Sport Phaeton

1930 =1939 Nash, Hudson, Essex, LaFayette, Terraplane Pictures

1930 Essex Coupe Street Rod

1932 Nash Victoria Coupe

1936 LaFayette Sedan

1936 Terraplane Coupe

1939 Hudson Coupe Street Rod

1939 Hudson Pickup Truck

1940 = 1949 Nash and Hudson Pictures

1940 Nash Coupe

1940 Nash Four Door Sedan

1940 Nash Four Door Roadster Street Rod

1947 Hudson Four door Sedan

1947 Hudson Coupe

1948 Nash Four Door Sedan

1949 Hudson Four Door Sedan

1950 - 1959 AMC, Nash and Hudson Pictures

1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible

1951 Hudson Super 6, Four Door sedan

1951 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible

1951 Hudson Pacemaker Two Door sedan

1952 Hudson Hornet, Four Door Sedan

1952 Hudson Hornet Convertible

1953 Hudson Hollywood Two Door hardtop

1954 Hudson Jet Liner Four Door Sedan

1955 Hudson Custom Hollywood

1955 Nash Statesman Four Door sedan

1955 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club "LeMans"

1957 Nash Ambassador Custom Four Door Sedan

1957 Nash Ambassador Custom Four Door Sedan

1957 Rambler Rebel

1959 AMC Rambler Super Four Door Sedan

1959 AMC Ambassador Super Four Door Sedan

1960 = 1969 AMC Pictures

1960 AMC Rambler Super Four Door Sedan

1960 AMC Rambler Custom Hardtop

1961 AMC Rambler Ambassador Sedan

1962 AMC Rambler Classic Four Door Sedan

1962 AMC Rambler American 400 Convertible

1963 AMC Rambler American Station Wagon

1964 AMC Rambler Classic Four Door Sedan

1964 AMC Rambler American 440

1965 AMC Rambler American Convertible

1965 AMC Rambler Marlin

1965 AMC Rambler America Two Door Sedan

1965 AMC Rambler Classic Four Door Sedan

1965 AMC Rambler Classic Two Door Hardtop

1966 AMC Rambler Ambassador Convertible

1966 AMC Rambler Rogue Two Door Hardtop

1966 AMC Marlin

1967 AMC Rambler Rebel SST Convertible

1967 AMC Rambler Ambassador Convertible

1968 AMC AMX

1969 AMC AMX

1969 AMC SCRambler Two Door Hardtop

1969 AMC AMX (Customized)

1970 and later AMC Pictures

1970 AMC AMX

1970 AMC Javelin

1970 AMC Rebel 2 Door Hardtop

1970 AMC Rebel Station Wagon

1970 AMC Ambassador Two Door Hardtop

1971 AMC Hornet SC 360 - amc_7101 / amc_7101

1971 AMC Hornet "Cowboy" Prototype Pickup

1972 AMC Javelin

1973 AMC AMX

1973 AMC AMX

1974 AMC Matador X Coupe

1974 AMC Gremlin X

1976 AMC Pacer Coupe

1977 AMC Hornet AMX Hatchback

1979 AMC Concord Four Door Sedan

1979 AMC Pacer Station Wagon

1983 AMC Concord

1983 AMC Spirit GT

1954 - 1962

The Metroploitan was a very small 4 passenger car that came as a coupe or convertible. It was manufactured by the british Austin in England.

Early Mets carried either the Nash Metropolitan or Hudson Metropolitan name. Beginning with the 1958 models they were simply called Metropolitans.

Enjoy these pictures of some great old antique and classic cars. Perhaps you'll find a Nash or Hudson that will stir your own fond memories!

Most of these photos were taken at local classic car shows, which is always a great way to spend a day.

Enjoy these Antique, Classic and Special Interest Collector Car Pictures.


Metropolitan Pictures

1954 Nash Metropolitan

1955 Hudson Metropolitan

1956 Nash Metropolitan

1957 Nash Metropolitan Coupe

1958 AMC Metropolitan

1959 AMC Metropolitan

1960 AMC Metropolitan Convertible

1960 AMC Metropolitan Coupe

1961 AMC Metropolitan Coupe

1961 AMC Metropolitan Convertible


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