1957 Metropolitan 1500
1958 Nash Metropolitan 1500 Series III
Frame Up Restored in 2008. New Water Pump, New Convertible Top, New Interior, Newer Radial Tires, All chrome was rechromed, all stainless polished, Body was taken to bare metal when repainted. George Mason, was famous for many things, But as CEO of the most promising “independent” auto company in the post war, pre-Korean war years, he was known as the man who loved small cars, which ultimately saved Nash and later, American Motors. The Metropolitan was intentionally marketed to women of the day, the first car to have that distinction, that was assembled in England and marketed from 1953 until 1961. Not junky economy cars, but compact, quality built, well thought out and designed cars. Metropolitans became “sub-compacts” before the term was even invented. Designed to be a “personal use” car for shopping, commuting, etc.. Includes Matching "Met" Custom Trailer.
Paint and exterior
The car is correct Mardis Gras Red and Frost White, The Paint does show some defects as restoration was older. A “Continental” spare tire kit.
Upholstery and interior
Interior is equipped with a map light, electric windshield wipers. Checkerboard black & white cloth bench seat with white vinyl sides and a classy v shape in the middle of each side. Black painted steel dash. On the tree manual transmission shifter. Large speedometer with Green For left and Red for right turn signal indicator lights. Black and white vinyl door panels with a elliptical cut separating the two colors, innovative over The standard horizontal two-tone door panels in other cars.
Original Engine: Yes
4-cyl. 91cid/52hp 1 barrel carburetor. Generator. The Metropolitan featured a British-built four-cylinder. 8.1:1 Compression Ratio, Austin A50 OH Valves. The subcompact debuted with a BMC B-series 1.2-liter mill. Shared with the Morris Cowley and Austin A40. Coil and vacuum advance type distributor.
Factory original rebuilt