TheAMCForum.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > The Garage > Restoration facts, question and answer. > Part Numbers, AMC Parts ID and cross-references
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - 56 Nash Data Plate / Serial Number Info
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Click for TheAMCForum Rules / Click for PDF version of Forum Rules
Your donations help keep this valuable resource free and growing. Thank you.

56 Nash Data Plate / Serial Number Info

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
jlau View Drop Down
AMC Fan
AMC Fan


Joined: Jun/28/2016
Location: Durham, NC
Status: Offline
Points: 18
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jlau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: 56 Nash Data Plate / Serial Number Info
    Posted: Jul/12/2016 at 10:34am
Is there a list or guide available regarding serial number /data plate info for a 56 Nash Ambassador? 
Back to Top
rocklandrambler View Drop Down
AMC Addicted
AMC Addicted
Avatar

Joined: Feb/09/2013
Location: Nanuet, NY
Status: Offline
Points: 3646
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rocklandrambler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/12/2016 at 1:48pm
If you can provide the numbers I'm sure someone on the forum can decode them for you.
1965 Rambler American 440-H
Back to Top
jlau View Drop Down
AMC Fan
AMC Fan


Joined: Jun/28/2016
Location: Durham, NC
Status: Offline
Points: 18
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jlau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/13/2016 at 8:48am
Ok, here is the info:

Body # 3970

Model #  5685

Paint # 78-72-78

Trim # 646

Serial # V-15032
Back to Top
pacerman View Drop Down
Supporter of TheAMCForum
Supporter of TheAMCForum


Joined: Jul/03/2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 7229
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pacerman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/13/2016 at 11:18am
You can look up the paint codes at www.paintref.com and www.autocolorlibrary.com. The multiple codes on your car indicate that it was a tri- color car with one color ( code 78) used twice in the color scheme. Code 72 represented Frost White for many years too. I have a reference book that will help decode the model number and how many of that model were made, but others here on the forum can provide that info. To decode the trim number requires a information in a data code upholstery book, which is a rather scarce item. That code references the interior color and level of trim installed in your car and in some cases the seat type ( e.g. bench, split bench, etc.) where applicable. You may be able to get actual sample swatches of the original fabric and vinyl be contacting SMS Auto Interiors in Oregon with your trim code. The body number in later cars indicates which body plant and the sequential number of the body in that plant. AMC had several separate body plants even back in 1956. Joe
Happiness is making something out of nothing.
Back to Top
rocklandrambler View Drop Down
AMC Addicted
AMC Addicted
Avatar

Joined: Feb/09/2013
Location: Nanuet, NY
Status: Offline
Points: 3646
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rocklandrambler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/13/2016 at 12:19pm
The serial (VIN) indicates a V-8 Ambassador built in Kenosha.  The model number given conflicts with some source data I have but it's either an Ambassador 4dr Super sedan or an Ambassador 4dr Custom sedan.  The 72 in the paint code is White.  
1965 Rambler American 440-H
Back to Top
mramc View Drop Down
AMC Addicted
AMC Addicted
Avatar

Joined: Jul/12/2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 2243
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mramc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/13/2016 at 1:40pm
Ok, The 78-72-78 is Frost white (72) and Grenadier Red (78) , a tri-tone color. Should be a pretty car. Trim #646 is Gray cloth with off white vinyl bolsters and off white vinyl embossed headliner. It should be a model # 5685-1 and according to my records with out giving a closer look and really digging the serial number should be a U not a V and starting serial should be U-1001 with 3,349 cars built, but production figures are combined for models #5685-1(super) and 5684-2 (custom) . I'd need to know - # to tell for sure.  The body number is really not that useful , as for the most part the records for the starting body numbers are poor at best. This what my 1956 Nash Data book seems to show. LRDaum
LRDaum
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.
All content of this site Copyright © 2012 TheAMCForum unless otherwise noted, all rights reserved.
PROBLEMS LOGGING IN or REGISTERING:
If you have problems logging in or registering, then please contact a Moderator or