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 1959 Nash Metropoltain Coupe Ad Number: 517415 | Printer Version  
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Price:    $14,900.00
Location:    Mooresville, North Carolina US
Stock #:    1401
Ad Renewed:    March 24, 2014
Ad Expires:    April 23, 2014
 
 
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158 Rolling Hill Road
Mooresville, NC 28117 US
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 Vehicle Specifics
Year: 1959 Make / Model: Nash Metropolitan
Mileage: 67028 Title Status: Clear
Engine: -- Transmission: Manual Exterior Color: Black/White
Doors: 2 Interior Color: Black/White
 
 Vehicle Description
One Owner over 20 Years , Frame Off Restoration
Frame off restoration

Same owner for 20 years

20 miles to the gallon

The Nash Metropolitan is a car that was sold only in the United States and Canada from 1954-1962.
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".
While most U.S. automobile makers were following a "bigger-is-better" philosophy, Nash Motor Company executives were examining the market to offer American buyers an economical transportation alternative. The Metropolitan was designed in the U.S. and it was patterned from a concept car, the NXI (Nash Experimental International), that was built by Detroit-based independent designer William J. Flajole for Nash-Kelvinator. It was designed as the second car in a two car family, for Mom taking the kids to school or shopping or for Dad to drive to the railroad station to ride to work: the "commuter/shopping car" with resemblance to the big Nash, but the scale was tiny as the Met''s wheelbase was shorter than the Volkswagen Beetle''s.
The NXI design study incorporated many innovative features, and attempted to make use of interchangeable front and rear components (the symmetrical door skins were the only interchangeable items that made it into production). Although more complex, the new vehicle also incorporated Nash''s advanced single-unit (monocoque) construction. It was displayed at a number of "surviews" (survey/previews), commencing on 4 January 1950 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, to gauge the reaction of the American motoring public to a car of this size. The result of these surviews convinced Nash that there was indeed a market for such a car, if it could be built at a competitive price.
The Metropolitan was the first postwar American car that was marketed specifically to women. The Dodge La Femme was introduced one year later. The first spokesperson for the car was Miss America 1954, Evelyn Ay Sempier, and the car was prominently advertised in Women''s Wear Daily.[15] American Motors'' marketing brochures described the new model as "America''s entirely new kind of car" (1955), "Luxury in Miniature" (1959), and "crafted for personal transportation" (1960).


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