Sat, May 2, 2015 11:00AM EDT - Sun, May 3, 2015 11:00AM EDT
1956 Nash Metropolitan 'Coral Red' & 'Snowberry White' Hardtop car in working condition; the interior with Houndstooth fabric and white vinyl. Model 562. Chassis Serial #E22804. Odometer Reading: 42000. Body: 22943. Trim: T1600. Paint: P909-P911. The Nash Metropolitan came with several standard factory installed features such as a map light; electric windshield wipers; cigar lighter; "continental-type" rear-mounted spare tire with cover; an AM radio; "Weather Eye" heater; and whitewall tires were offered as optional extras for the U.S. market. (It is unlikely that a Metropolitan could have been purchased without a heater and radio, as all vehicles left the factory with both items fitted). NOTE: The Metropolitan was the first postwar American car that was marketed specifically to women. The first spokesperson for the car was Miss America 1954, Evelyn Ay Sempier, and the car was prominently advertised in Women's Wear Daily. American Motors' marketing brochures described the new model as "America's entirely new kind of car" (1955). November 1955 saw the start of Metropolitan Series III (NK3) production (Commencing with VIN E21008 on 28 November 1955). A redesign at this time saw the Metropolitan's B-Series engine increased in capacity to 1,498 cc (91.4 cu in) (as used in the Austin A50 Cambridge). Polished stainless steel sweep-spears on the body sides allowed a new two-tone finish to be incorporated, which had the cosmetic effect of lowering, slimming and lengthening the car. The new exterior colors were P905 "Caribbean Green", P910 "Sunburst Yellow", and P911 "Coral Red" with P909 "Snowberry White" as a contrast. The grille was also redesigned, and the hood had its non-functional hood scoop removed. American Motors changed the designation to "Metropolitan 1500" to differentiate it from the earlier 1,200 cc (73 cu in) models. The interior was also changed to incorporate a "houndstooth" check material for the seats trimmed with white vinyl. The dashboard was also now painted black, rather than the body color as was the case for Series I and II Metropolitans.
Broken driver's side door handle. Visible rust to edge of driver's side door. Visible cracking to left rear tail light. Visible paint peeling to right rear. Paint chip to top of left rear. Several paint chips to right rear quarter panel. Paint chips to passenger door and front quarter panel. Minor paint chips to hood. Visible rust to edge of hood (on left side). Stains to headliner. Wear to steering wheel commensurate with age. Odometer reads around 42,326. Passenger side window handle cover missing. Tear to vinyl on passenger interior door. Scratches to dashboard. Windshield wipers not in working order. Car runs and is in working order. Video of car in motion available upon request.