By: Greg Zyla
Sister Laurentina and the Rambler Metropolitan
Q: Enjoyed your article on the Metropolitan in the Washington Times-Reporter (Washington, IL). But I did notice a few errors…maybe a slip of the word processor!
American Motors was formed with a merger of Nash and Hudson, not Nash and Rambler. The Rambler was a model in the Nash line. The first Rambler car came out in 1902 manufactured by the Thomas Jeffery Company in Kenosha, WI. The name was later changed to Jeffery and then to Nash when Charles Nash bought the company. Nash then re-introduced the Rambler name in 1950 with the Nash Rambler.