Metropolitan

English-Built Barn Find! 1959 Nash Metropolitan

The Metropolitan was designed in the U.S. but built in England for U.S. buyers. That was the first time that happened with a car sold on these shores. Sold between 1953 and 1961, they could be found at Nash… more»

30-Year Barn Dweller: 1959 AMC Metropolitan

The Metropolitan was an English car intended for the U.S. market. Nearly 100,000 were imported between 1953 and 1961, giving the VW Beetle some competition. They were interesting little cars that fascinated me for some reason back in the… more»

Simple Project: 1960 Nash Metropolitan

Small cars never caught on in the US the way they did in Europe, but many automakers tried. Nash thought they could produce a car for American buyers to switch over, so out came the Metropolitan in 1954. Manufactured… more»

Chevette Power: 1960 AMC Metropolitan

Initially a product of Nash-Kelvinator, the Metropolitan was built in England by Austin (BMC) and marketed by American Motors in the U.S. from 1953-61. After the Nash-Hudson merger, it became a standalone brand of AMC. This 1960 Metropolitan is… more»

Early Subcompacts: Trio of Metropolitans

The Nash Metropolitan was a small, American car built in England from 1953-61. While being sold as a Nash, it also was peddled as a Hudson after Nash and Hudson merged to form American Motors. And later it was… more»

Running Project: Black Plate 1958 Metropolitan

If I were to say that the 1958 Metropolitan was advanced, you would probably fall off your chair laughing and wondering whether I had lost the plot. However, if I said that it was ahead of its time, that’s… more»

2 for 1 Project: 1959 Nash Metropolitan

The Metropolitan was a British-made, 2-seat subcompact that was built largely for consumption in the U.S. between 1953-61. It was a product of the Austin Motor Co. and was the first post-war American car whose principal target audience was… more»

Cheap Collection: Nash and Hudson Metropolitan

When it comes to affordable project cars, they don’t come much cheaper than this collection of Nash (and Hudson) Metropolitans. Built in Britain, the car remained on sale between 1954 and 1962. By the standards of today, the Metropolitan… more»

3 for 1: Trio of Metropolitans

The Metropolitan was a small economy car, a subcompact before the term was even invented. It was built in England for American Motors between 1953-61. Early editions would be badged as both Nash and Hudson automobiles and later as… more»

Two-Tone Two-Seater: 1957 Nash Metropolitan

The Nash Metropolitan was assembled by Austin in England for distribution in North America on behalf of Nash. It qualified as a subcompact years before that category was even created. It was also sold under the Hudson brand and… more»

Cute Convertible: 1957 Nash Metropolitan

There was a time, that I can recall when a Nash Metropolitan was a pretty common sight. They still are but usually in a restored state and not beating around as everyday drivers. I haven’t come across a non-restored… more»

No Reserve: 1958 Nash Metropolitan

At 12.5-feet in length, this 1958 Metropolitan is one short and sweet car. They are really unique cars with a unique history and they had a very unusual manufacturing process. This little black and white Met can be found… more»

Tiny Classic: 1957 Nash Metropolitan

When it was released, the Metropolitan attracted a great deal of attention due to its distinctive styling. After a tentative start in the American market, it soon began to rack up some reasonable sales figures. However, its time was… more»

Drive It Anywhere: 1961 Nash Metropolitan

The last year of production for the Met was 1961 and just under 1,000 of them were sold that year with the remaining cars being sold in 1962. This nice-looking 1961 Nash Metropolitan can be found here on Craigslist… more»

Sitting Since The 70s: 1954 Nash Metropolitan

It really helps your case when selling a car to provide extensive photos of the vehicle being offered. Here is an example of less certainly not being more. A 1954 Nash Metropolitan being auctioned here on eBay in Racine,… more»

The Perfect Second Car: 1959 Nash Metropolitan Convertible

To me the Nash Metropolitan has always been a bit of a curiosity in American motoring history. Coming as it did during the “bigger is better” phase following World War II it always seemed at odds with the rest… more»

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