Unquestionably cute, the Nash Metropolitan was also a car ahead of its time. With a huge enthusiast following, theyve become the smart hobby car for todays world, offering wonderful 50s styling in a compact package thats easy on the fuel as well as the eyes. This particular 1958 Met brings with it a stack of restoration receipts totaling more than $61,000. Let that sink in for a moment; someone spent a goodly sum of cash to make this quite possibly the finest Metropolitan in the world. The jaunty two-tone Mardi Gras Red over Frost White paint scheme is original, but was only applied after the diminutive body was worked to near-perfection. Check out how tight the door gaps are, how crisp the grooves in the window sill are, and how crisp the line between red and white is across the hood. All the chrome was professionally refinished, too, including the egg crate grille and unique bumpers. The car is tiny, no question about it, but youll find that its easy to get comfortable inside. The split bench seat has been upholstered in original style houndstooth fabric with vinyl accents, and legroom is good, even for six-footers. Dramatic black and white door panels almost look like modern art and the sweeping black dash is handsome as well as functional. All the relevant instruments are clustered ahead of the driver, with the shifter sprouting from the dash in a most unusual fashion. The AM radio is neatly integrated into the dash just above the ignition and offers big, easy-to-use knobs. The only real evidence of the cars economy-car status is the rubber floor mat, which is a new piece that fits well. Theres a new white convertible top, and the trunk will easily swallow a weekends worth of luggage. The Austin A90 donated its 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine making 50 horsepower. Bearing in mind the cars modest size and weight, performance is energetic and youll find yourself zipping around corners, one of the many benefits of the lightweight design. The engine has been fully rebuilt and detailed, with correct green paint on the engine itself and properly finished accessories around it. A 1-barrel Zenith carburetor handles induction chores and a reproduction exhaust system gives it an authentic sound thats sporty without being annoying. Youll also be pleased to note that tires are 155/80/13s, which ride well and are incredibly affordable, making this a hobby car thats easy on the wallet. A lovely little car, this Nash is way out at the far end of the quality scale with no hope of recovering the restoration costs. What that means is a big score for the lucky new owner, who gets to enjoy one of the best for a fraction of the cost. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.
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