1959 Nash Metropolitan for sale $9,995

1959 Nash Metropolitan $9,995
Car Ad from: Hemmings View Original Ad
Price: $9,995
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Concord, NC
Details: Do you think the classic small cars are exclusively European? Mini Cooper? Fiat 500? If you want ultra-cool in a compact packageand#44; 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 alland#44; 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 kitand#44; but its packed into a European size. Seems fitting for a car that was designed in the USAand#44; coachbuilt in Englandand#44; and the drivetrain installed by BMC.


Inside the black and white theme continues. The British-built Metropolitan is smalland#44; 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 cars size suggestsand#44; and the split back does a fine job providing individual comfortable. These coupes do also have a back seat. Its not exactly roomy for passengersand#44; 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 speedometerand#44; but since the car was sourced from Britainand#44; it happens to be a Smiths readout. So just imagine the looks on peoples faces as you compare this Met to Jaguars and Aston Martins.


Since the 1.5-liter came from Austin in Englandand#44; you know theres some fun in this car. Not for all out speedand#44; but these are the people who really know about how to get the most out of a small powerplant. In factand#44; this B-Series motor is related to the MGA 1500. This was a popular motor in Europeand#44; and parts are still easy to find and relatively inexpensive. Like a good frugal Europeanand#44; the fuel mileage generally hovers in the 30+ MPG rangeand#44; making this a fantastic car if youre on a budget but still like to get out and drive. The three-speed manual transmission has light actionand#44; and with smart gearingand#44; it cruises at 60 MPH without complaintand#44; and without being buzzy on the highway. With a tight turning radius and nippy handlingand#44; this American Nash feels like a proper European import.


A neat little vintage mini car with great club supportand#44; and a wonderful vibe thats all its own. Its distinctive; its affordable; and its smiles for miles. Call now!!
Analysis: Good Deal, 15.0 % below market avg. What's this?