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For Sale: 1959 Nash Metropolitan
in Mooresville, North Carolina

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DC Classic Cars
DC Classic Cars
158 Rolling Hill Road
Mooresville, NC 28117
877-207-6914
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Description
 
One Owner over 20 Years , Frame Off Restoration Frame off restoration Same owner for 20 years 20 miles to the gallon The Nash Metropolitan is a car that was sold only in the United States and Canada from 1954-1962. It conforms to two classes of vehicle: economy car and subcompact car. In today's terminology the Metropolitan is a "subcompact", but this category had not yet come into use when the car was made. At that time, it was variously categorized, for example as a "small automobile" as well as an "economy car". While most U.S. automobile makers were following a "bigger-is-better" philosophy, Nash Motor Company executives were examining the market to offer American buyers an economical transportation alternative. The Metropolitan was designed in the U.S. and it was patterned from a concept car, the NXI (Nash Experimental International), that was built by Detroit-based independent designer William J. Flajole for Nash-Kelvinator. It was designed as the second car in a two car family, for Mom taking the kids to school or shopping or for Dad to drive to the railroad station to ride to work: the "commuter/shopping car" with resemblance to the big Nash, but the scale was tiny as the Met's wheelbase was shorter than the Volkswagen Beetle's. The NXI design study incorporated many innovative features, and attempted to make use of interchangeable front and rear components (the symmetrical door skins were the only interchangeable items that made it into production). Although more complex, the new vehicle also incorporated Nash's advanced single-unit (monocoque) construction. It was displayed at a number of "surviews" (survey/previews), commencing on 4 January 1950 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, to gauge the reaction of the American motoring public to a car of this size. The result of these surviews convinced Nash that there was indeed a market for such a car, if it could be built at a competitive price. The Metropolitan was the first postwar American car that was marketed specifically to women. The Dodge La Femme was introduced one year later. The first spokesperson for the car was Miss America 1954, Evelyn Ay Sempier, and the car was prominently advertised in Women's Wear Daily.[15] American Motors' marketing brochures described the new model as "America's entirely new kind of car" (1955), "Luxury in Miniature" (1959), and "crafted for personal transportation" (1960). We will ship right to your door, Worldwide! For more information contact Dave at 704-663-0432 or dave@dcclassiccars.com Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold as is with no warranty.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 1401
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$14,900
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Mooresville, NC
Zip
28117
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
67028

Year
1959

VIN
E70774

Vehicle Category/Style
Coupe

Convertible
No

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Black/White

Interior Details

Color(s)
Black/White

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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