Jay Leno drives his mostly original and unrestored 1950 Nash Ambassador

After going off-road and looking at the next generation of motorcycles, Jay Leno’s Garage is going 60 years into the past to a simpler time with a mostly original 1950 Nash Ambassador Custom. It might not boast as much power as the modern bikes, but Jay refers to this ride as the “good old girl” for its ability to comfortably eat up the miles. Or a place to sleep, as Leno demonstrates.

While the two-tone combination of dark green and black doesn’t grab much attention, this Nash is a design-lovers dream with partially hidden wheels on the outside and a fastback that gives the sedan a really attractive look from the rear. The single integrated instrument dial inside is a nice touch, too. With a claimed 115 horsepower from its inline-six engine and automatic transmission, the Ambassador isn’t going to win any races, but Jay clearly loves the car. He gives viewers a full walkaround of the old gal, including a trip up the lift to check out its largely original mechanical bits. If you’re hankering for a look at a much earlier era of motoring, this video isn’t one to miss.

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