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Yellow Cab Ambassador

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Ambassador was an automobile produced by the Yellow Cab Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Illinois, U.S., between 1921 and 1925.


Initially sold for use as a taxicab, the Model D-1 was introduced as a "drive-yourself" model in 1924.

Yellow Cab introduced the "Ambassador" in 1921 and "explained that this car was being made up to order".[1] The Ambassador was available as a 4-passenger sport or 7-passenger touring for US$4,500, as well as a Berlin limousine or sedan for $6,500.[2] All featured a 136-inch (3,454 mm) wheelbase and a special 6-cylinder Continental L-head (Flathead engine) engine.[3]

In 1925 Yellow Cab was taken over by General Motors. John D. Hertz remained as president and the Ambassador D-1 model became the "Hertz". Apart from a larger engine in 1927, production continued with little change until 1928. Most were sedans, although other body styles were available.[4]


  1. ^ Automotive industries, the automobile, Volume 48. Class Journal Co. 1923. p. 211.
  2. ^ Official Handbook of Automobiles. Morison Press. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4455-7465-3. Archived from the original on 30 April 2024. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  3. ^ "New cars on the American market". The American Exporter. 89 (3): 127. September 1921. Archived from the original on 30 April 2024. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  4. ^ Baldwin, Nick; Laban, Brian (1987). The World guide to automobile manufacturers. Facts on File Publications. p. 220. ISBN 978-0-8160-1844-4.