1946 Nash 600 2-door sedan
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupe
2-door sedan 
|Engine||172.6 cu in (2.8 L) I6|
3-speed manual with overdrive
|Wheelbase||112 in (2,845 mm)|
|Length||195 in (4,953 mm) 1941
201 in (5,105 mm) 1949
|Width||77.5 in (1,968 mm)|
|Height||63 in (1,600 mm)|
The Nash 600 was an automobile manufactured by the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation of Kenosha, Wisconsin from 1940 through the 1949 model year, after which the car was renamed the Nash Statesman. The Nash 600 was positioned in the low-priced market segment. The '600' name comes from the car's ability to go 600 miles (970 km) on one tank of gasoline due to the combination of the 20-US-gallon (76 L; 17 imp gal) gasoline capacity and its 30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg-imp) fuel economy.
The "600" is generally credited with being the first mass-produced American automobile that constructed through unitized body/frame construction in which the car body and the frame are welded as one rather than the (then) more traditional body-on-frame (the body is bolted to the frame). Unitized construction allowed Nash to advertise that the car was lighter in weight, quieter, and more rigid than its competitors. Elimination of the frame in favor of a combined body-and-chassis construction reduced the car's weight by 500 pounds (230 kg).
From 1942 to 1948, the 600's design was upgraded with new front ends, upholstery, and trim. The 600 had a 33-foot (10.1 m) turning circle. It was powered by a 172.6 cu in (2.8 L) 82 hp (61 kW; 83 PS) straight-six engine that became known for its fuel economy. In 1946, the "600" featured the convertible bed as an option.
The 1948 Nash 600 (and Ambassador Custom) bore the work of Helene Rother, Nash's new interior stylist. They featured some of the most stylish interiors in the industry. Among her contributions were upholstery and trim colors that harmonized with specific exterior colors.
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