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1958 Nash Metropolitan

$12,499
0 Miles
VIN: E50425
Drivetrain RWD
Engine 4cyl - 1.5L
Fuel Type Gas
Interior White
Exterior Blue
Description
  • 1200cc 4 cylinder engine
  • 3 on the tree "H" pattern manual transmission
  • Brand new convertible top replaced at Auto Weave in Denver
  • All original unrestored car
    • In immaculate shape for its age
  • Runs and drives great
  • Front bench seat and small rear seat
    • Upholstery in great condition
  • Looks to be new carpet

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. 

This particular little Metropolitan is an absolute joy to drive with the convertible top, 3 speed manual and compact size. It is a unique head turner everywhere you take it. The suspension rides extremely smooth, more then you would expect for a smaller vehicle. It almost floats over bumps on the road as you cruise on a nice sunny day. Overall, all of the original equipment is still installed on the car and operating like it was in 1958.

Automotive industry veteran and the largest publisher of automotive books at the time, Floyd Clymer, took several Metropolitans through his tests. He "abused" a 1954 Metropolitan convertible and "got the surprise of my life" with its "performance was far better than I expected", that he "felt very safe in the car", and that "it may well be that Nash has started a new trend in American motoring. Perhaps the public is now getting ready to accept a small car". Clymer also took a 1957 Metropolitan hardtop through a grueling 2,912 mi road test that even took him 14,100 ft up Pikes Peak. He summed up his experience that "I can not praise the Metropolitan too highly. It is a fascinating little car to drive, its performance is far better than one would expect, and the ride is likewise more than expected".



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