Do you think the classic small cars are exclusively European? Mini
Cooper? Fiat 500? If you want ultra-cool in a compact package, how
about this 1959 Nash Metropolitan instead? Classic '50s styling
with an economical and fun driving style make for a great little
attention getter with an interesting story.
This little guy is undoubtedly out to show off some fun attitude. The custom black and white paint has been applied with plenty of thought on how to get the most attention in a small package. After all, how else can you explain the cool custom graphics on the doors and hood? The great thing about owing a Metropolitan is that it offers American design flair with its full chrome front end and continental kit, but it's packed into a European size. Seems fitting for a car that was designed in the USA, coachbuilt in England, and the drivetrain installed by BMC.
Inside the black and white theme continues. The British-built Metropolitan is small, but the people at American Motors knew they had to import something that was going to fit two of their countrymen without a problem. The two tone vinyl bench is roomier than the car's size suggests, and the split back does a fine job providing individual comfortable. These coupes do also have a back seat. It's not exactly roomy for passengers, but its similar custom black/white presentation makes for a well presented storage shelf and access to the trunk. The driver gets one large main gauge pod dominated by a speedometer, but since the car was sourced from Britain, it happens to be a Smith's readout. So just imagine the looks on people's faces as you compare this Met to Jaguars and Aston Martins.
Since the 1.5-liter came from Austin in England, you know there's some fun in this car. Not for all out speed, but these are the people who really know about how to get the most out of a small powerplant. In fact, this B-Series motor is related to the MGA 1500. This was a popular motor in Europe, and parts are still easy to find and relatively inexpensive. Like a good frugal European, the fuel mileage generally hovers in the 30+ MPG range, making this a fantastic car if you're on a budget but still like to get out and drive. The three-speed manual transmission has light action, and with smart gearing, it cruises at 60 MPH without complaint, and without being buzzy on the highway. With a tight turning radius and nippy handling, this American Nash feels like a proper European import.
A neat little vintage mini car with great club support, and a wonderful vibe that's all its own. It's distinctive; it's affordable; and it's smiles for miles. Call now!!