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Very Original Colorado Car Blue

1958 Nash Metropolitan Very Original Colorado Car

Condition: Used
Make: Nash
Model: Metropolitan
SubModel: Very Original Colorado Car
Type: --
Trim: Very Original Colorado Car
Year: 1958
VIN: E50425
Color: Blue
Engine: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: --
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

Description for Nash Metropolitan 1958

- 1200cc 4 cylinder engine<br>- 3 on the tree "H" pattern manual transmission<br>- Brand new convertible top replaced at Auto Weave in Denver<br>- All original unrestored car<br> - In immaculate shape for its age<br>- Runs and drives great<br>- Front bench seat and small rear seat<br> - Upholstery in great condition<br>- New carpet<br>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". The Metropolitan was also sold as a Hudson when Nash and Hudson merged in 1954 to form the American Motors Corporation (AMC), and later as a standalone marque during the Rambler years, as well as in the United Kingdom and other markets. <br>This particular little Metropolitan is an absolute joy to drive with the convertible top, 3 speed manual and compact size. It is a unique head turner everywhere you take it. The suspension rides extremely smooth, more then you would expect for a smaller vehicle. It almost floats over bumps on the road as you cruise on a nice sunny day. Overall, all of the original equipment is still installed on the car and operating like it was in 1958.<br>Automotive industry veteran and the largest publisher of automotive books at the time, Floyd Clymer, took several Metropolitans through his tests. He "abused" a 1954 Metropolitan convertible and "got the surprise of my life" with its "performance was far better than I expected", that he "felt very safe in the car", and that "it may well be that Nash has started a new trend in American motoring. Perhaps the public is now getting ready to accept a small car". Clymer also took a 1957 Metropolitan hardtop through a grueling 2,912 mi road test that even took him 14,100 ft up Pikes Peak. He summed up his experience that "I can not praise the Metropolitan too highly. It is a fascinating little car to drive, its performance is far better than one would expect, and the ride is likewise more than expected".