This 1959 Nash Metropolitan Coupe is a beautifully restored economy
car that was clearly the beneficiary of a rotisserie restoration.
The story behind the inception of the Metropolitan is quite rich.
The idea behind the Nash Metropolitan was an economy car and is
believed to be the first American sub-compact car. However, the
idea that the Metropolitan was an American built automobile is a
bit of a misnomer given the fact that the drivetrain came from the
British Austin Motor Company, the bodies were built by Fisher &
Ludlow out of Great Britain, and the cars were assembled in
Austin's Longbridge Plant in Birmingham, England. In 1954, after
Nash and Hudson merged to form the American Motors Company (AMC),
they began importing the already assembled Metropolitans and began
offering them for sale. A few years later the second series
Metropolitans were introduced with the larger and more powerful
Austin A50 1.5L engine and they were sold through Rambler dealers.
The 1959 was the most popular year for the Metropolitan with over
22,000 produced. The '59 models also received some new styling and
features including trunk lids and vent windows. This particular
Metropolitan underwent a rotisserie restoration and has been
well-cared for ever since. Under the hood on this Nash is a
beautifully detailed 90.9 Cubic Inch (1489 CC) Inline 4 Cylinder
engine with a single barrel carburetor that pushed out 52
horsepower in its day. The 1.5L engine is hooked up to a 3 speed
manual transmission. While the shifter on the Metropolitan seems
like a column-mounted "three-on-the-tree," it is actually mounted
on the dash but has the same look and feel. The exterior on this
Metropolitan has been beautifully refinished in its original
two-tone color scheme of Classic Black and Frost White. This '59
Nash rides on 4 wide whitewall radial tires on steel wheel with "M"
Logo Hubcaps. A rear-mounted Continental Kit houses a spare tire as
well and completes the car's classic 50's look. The interior on
this Metropolitan is stunning! The front and rear bench seats have
been correctly reupholstered in Black and White Vinyl with Grey
Diamond Patterned fabric inserts, which beautifully matches the
exterior look of the car. The dash, door panels and steering wheel
are all in fantastic condition and appear to be in their stock
configuration. The dash is equipped with a 80 MPH speedometer, fuel
gauge, and AM radio. Whether you're an established Metropolitan
collector or you're looking for your very first classic car, this
1959 Nash Metropolitan Coupe would be an excellent choice. Give us
a call today!
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