1960 Nash Metropolitan Convertible NO RESERVE
Microcars are all the rage, and Metropolitans are highly collectable with a faithful following. This little gal runs! If you are looking for a fun project that won’t break the bank and is relatively easy to work on, this might be the car for you.
This vehicle has been a part of a large private collection for over 25 years. It has been mechanically conserved, regularly serviced and on long-term display in a clean and heated environment for the past 10 years.
VIN# E86943 (April 1960)
Engine # IH214750
Austin A50 1489cc inline 4 cylinder 52 HP
Transmission: Column shifted 3 speed manual
Mileage shown -53790
The Metropolitan, sold under multiple marques, has become something of a cultural icon, and maintains a loyal and enthusiastic following to this very day. Designed from the outset to be a “second car”, the Metropolitan was a highly economical vehicle aimed at single car families looking for supplemental transportation for around town. Only 149.5” long, 61.5” wide they are in fact as small as it looks. To keep cost low enough to make the affordable on the American market, they were built by Austin Motor Company in England. The car was first sold as Nash, then later also as Hudson, and then finally just as the standalone “Metropolitan”. In 1960, 13,874 were sold in North America.
This cute Pink Metro’s Convertible top is in good condition but needs a couple of snaps replaced. The matching pink and cream seat upholstery and door panels are in very good condition. The carpet is PINK and is fur-shag-a-delic! All the glass is good. The bumpers. stainless and hubcaps are in good condition. Some rust bubbles are present at the tops of the rear fender seams.
The engine runs smooth with good oil pressure, and transmission shifts smooth through the gears and the hydraulic clutch operates. The car needs a full brake refresh, no brakes currently. The car has been a part of a large private collection for over 30 years, and has been conserved for long-term display, plus serviced regularly for the past 10 years. All fluids have been changed recently.
The body has had evidence of repair in the floors. The hood appears to be from a 1955 or 56 model. The car has a key for the driver’s door and two ignition keys. There is no jack or tools with the car.