800 Derita Road, Ste. A
This 1961 Nash Metropolitan convertible is a cool little car with an international pedigree. Despite its small size, it has a huge enthusiast following for its wonderful '50s style. So you get a drop-top cruiser with an overall appeal that's far larger than the small size and small price.
The Metropolitan had American design flair with its full chrome front end and continental kit on the rear, but it's packed into a European size. That's what makes these cars so cool today. A Series IV model like this is the final evolution and arguably the best of the breed. These were the ones that have the chrome down the side, which also provided a dividing line for the two-tone finish. This one is done in a stylish yellow and white. It was part of a respray later in life that makes sure this sunshine-friendly drop-top looks good out in the sunlight. The whole package seems to do a good job of being a clean and complete classic that also never takes itself so seriously that you'll be afraid to really drive it. So you have items like good body lines, newer main weather-stripping, and a well-fitting top. But rather than vintage bias-ply whitewalls, you have real modern cruising tires.
One of the best tricks a small car can ever do is feel like a big car on the inside. The wide bench seat up front with split seatbacks does just that. It's large, comfortable, and on any sunny day, the headroom is unlimited. The interior is also an overall handsome set up with a bright white seat with comfy cloth inserts, matching side panels, a thin/grippy steering wheel, and a big Smiths gauge in front of you. This does have a rear seat, but most will agree it's best for storage. And speaking of storage, the Series IV are the only ones to get a proper trunk.
The engine bay continues the car's authentic and well-presented style. These were built by Austin in England, and their 1500 cc inline-four has a reputation for a rugged engine that delivers spirited performance. It has a clean look where you can see newer components and proper care. The proof of the maintenance is in the way this one fires up and runs eagerly. And since this was a popular motor in Europe, it's inexpensive and easy to keep this strong-running tradition going. The three-speed manual transmission has light action, and it helps make the little Met feel nippy.
The sale comes complete with service manuals. This is the interesting, small, and striking classic drop-top that is also quite affordable. Call now!
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