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1961 Nash Metropolitan

Introduced in 1954 and substantially revised in 1956, the Metropolitan remained in production until late 1960, making this 1961 one of the last of the 94,986 built. The idea began during George Mason's term as president of Nash and took its final form under the guidance of George Romney. The bodies were built to a design by Pinin Farina but by an English company, Fisher & Ludlow, then assembled by Austin at Longbridge, England with drivetrains from Austin sedans. The later cars used the 55hp 1,489cc A55 four cylinder engine and had adequate performance. What all Metropolitans had in abundance was cuteness, a characteristic which has continued to support their popularity with collectors. Rarely, however, has anyone seen a Metropolitan restored to the standards of fit, finish and function as this magnificent 1961 Metropolitan Coupe. It was done by a professional restorer who specializes in Metropolitans using a dead straight original 62,000 mile example as the base. Every detail, every finish, every fit is beyond perfect, an exquisite example of the restorer's art. It won a National First Place award at the national Metro Meet, and then received the club's Prudent Motorist Award upon demonstrating that literally everything on the Metropolitan works as it should. Finished in Black and White with a White roof and matching interior this is the finest Metropolitan in the world and a car that will bring a smile to the face of everyone who catches a glimpse of it.

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