1957 Nash Metropolitan

Photographed in August 2018 at Gosford Classic Cars, NSW, Australia

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.

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  • Really nice example. I remember a place in the mountains near here, very touristy, where you could rent these to drive around as late as the early 1990s. They had over 20 of them on the lot.

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