1957 Nash Metropolitan s/n E 25878

Price: US $10,000.00 Item location: Costa Mesa, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Nash
  • Model: Metropolitan
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 55,074
  • VIN: E 25878
  • Color: Yellow
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1957 Nash Metropolitan

1957 Nash Metropolitan s/n E 25878

This Nash was serviced in May of last year, including a full fluid flush and new spark plugs at the cost of $597.78. Everything on the car works, from the A/C to the old school radio, and the car its self runs and drives great.

The Nash Metropolitan was sold from 1953 to 1961, 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".

The Metropolitan was also sold as a Hudson when Nash and Hudson merged in 1954 to form the American Motors Corporation (AMC), and later as a standalone marque during the Rambler years, as well as in the United Kingdom and other markets.

The "Metropolitan's staying power and its never-ending cuteness" have earned it "a place among the Greatest Cars of All Time" in the opinion of automotive writer Jack Nerad, a former editor of Motor Trend magazine: "No, the Metropolitan didn't come from a top-of-the-line manufacturer. No, it doesn't have a proud racing history. And, no, it wasn't built in huge numbers. But it possesses an ageless, cuddly quality that has made it a perennial favorite of car lovers and car agnostics alike." Nerad added: "If you wanted to... wring the Met through its paces, you would be rewarded with a 0–60miles per hour acceleration time of nearly 30seconds. The Met was reasonably light at approximately 1800 pounds, but that weight was squared off against 42 horsepower."

In the opinion of syndicated auto journalist and author Bill Vance, the 1,200cc (73cuin) Metropolitan "was quite a stylish little car" that was "ahead of its time" and performed well against its competition.