These brilliant looking little Nash Metropolitans were built in the U.S. from 1953 to 1961.
Bucking the trend of the day where "biggest is best:" the Nash offered buyers a compact, economical mode of basic transportation, usually as the second family car.
The Metro's wheelbase is actually shorter than that of a VW Beetle!
The bodies were built in England, and transported to Austin (then part of BMC) who built the car and added a 1200cc engine from an Austin A40. Later models received an upgraded version of the engine, and eventually a 1500cc version.