Price: US $24,995.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Nash
  • Model: Metropolitan
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 23290
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 1500 CC
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1959 Nash Metropolitan

This 1959 Nash Metropolitan is a cool little car with an international perigee. Despite its small size, t has a huge enthusiast following the wonderful '50s style, n a compact package, hat's easy on the fuel as well as the eyes.The Metropolitan had American design flair with its full chrome front end and continental kit, ut it's packed into a European size. That's what makes these cars so cool today. A series III model like this one is especially desirable because they finally added chrome down the side, hich also provided for a dividing line to create a two-tone finish. This one carries its original Autumn Yellow and Frost White colors, ut it has been resprayed to make this little guy shine his brightest.The British-built Metropolitan is small, ut the people at American Motors knew they had to import something that was going to fit two of their countrymen without a problem. The white vinyl bench is roomier than the car's size suggests and the split back does a fine job of keeping the driver, nd passenger, omfortable. It looks pristine and matches the white vinyl folding roof. The driver gets one large main gauge pod dominated by a speedometer, ut since the car was sourced from Britain, t happens to be a Smiths readout. So just imagine the looks on people's faces as you compare this Met to Jaguars and Aston Martins.The Metropolitan is an interesting Anglo-American hybrid built in Europe, xclusively for the US-market by a US automaker. As a result, t carries a 1489 cc inline-four, uilt by Austin in England. It's a rugged little engine that delivers spirited performance in the lightweight Metropolitan. This was a popular motor in Europe, nd so parts are still easy to find and inexpensive. Like a good frugal European, he fuel mileage generally hovers in the 30+ MPG range, aking 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, nd with smart gearing, t cruises at 60 MPH without complaint, nd without being buzzy on the highway. With a tight turning radius and nippy handling, his American Nash feels like a proper European import.Whether you're a Nash enthusiast or just looking to have some fun cruising the town strip, his little Met is sure to deliver loads of fun, nd surely draw the attention it deserves. Call today!!