Ambassador (automobile company)

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The Ambassador automobile company of Chicago, Illinois was founded in 1921 by John Hertz.[1]

History[edit]

In the late 1910s Hertz took control of the Walden W. Shaw Livery Corporation. The company had already been producing a car of their own, called the Weidely. He took the rest of the stock bodies and put 6-cylinder Continental engines in them, then sold them. The cars had full-leather trunks. In Feb. 1921, the cars made their debut at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois during the Chicago Automobile Show.[2] A 4-cylinder car costing $700 was announced in October of that year, but it was never made. After the original Weidely stock was used up, a smaller car was designed. After 1925, Hertz named it after himself.

Models[edit]

Model Engine HP Wheelbase[3]
Model R(1921–1923) Inline 6-cylinder 75 136"
Model D-1(1924–1925) Inline 6-cylinder 25 114"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  2. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  3. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4.