For Sale at Auction: 1956 Hudson Automobile in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Vehicle Description

This 1956 Hudson Nash Metropolitan Mk III has undergone restoration to the original colors and trim. Everything has been rebuilt including the engine, transmission and suspension. It's powered by a 1500cc Austin 4-cylinder engine putting out 52hp paired with a 3-on-the-tree manual transmission. The Metropolitan was sold as a Nash with the Hudson nameplate when the two companies merged to form American Motors in 1954. The post WW II era found Americans desperate for new cars and the Nash Motor Company wanted to offer an economical transportation alternative. The car was designed to be a second "commuting/shopping" car with a shorter wheelbase than the VW Beetle. To save money, parts were interchangeable, such as the symmetrical doors. The new car also used an advanced unit body construction and other novel features. In 1952 Nash chose the English Austin Motor Company to build the car for them; becoming the first captive import - sold, designed and serviced by Nash, but built in Europe. The great Italian design house, Penin Farina also contributed to the Metro styling; however, Farina refused to be mentioned for fear of damaging his reputation. The Metropolitan featured many upscale items that were optional on most U.S. vehicles, such as map light, cigar lighter, electric windshield wipers and the popular Continental spare tire. The Series III (NK3) began in November, 1955 and saw the B-series engine introduced with 1500cc. The attractive stainless-steel "Z" sweep spear separated the new two-tone colors, and the grille was redesigned. Also, the houndstooth check interior was introduced and the dashboard was painted black. MSRP for the Metropolitan convertible was $1,551. This 1956 Hudson Metropolitan convertible runs and drives well. The trailer has been recently re-wired and rebuilt to provide worry-free motoring. The "hood" of the trailer is a beverage cooler and the "trunk" opens up to allow the propane stainless-steel grill to lift up several feet for easy grilling. **SOLD AS A PAIR WITH LOT XXX**

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1447485
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Hudson
  • Model:Automobile
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:132936
  • VIN:E23176

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Sold By:
Barrett-Jackson Auctions
Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260