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1960 Nash Metropolitan

Sale price: $12,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 20.03.2017

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Nash
Model: Metropolitan
Year: 1960
Type: Convertible
Color: Black
Mileage: 73,065
Engine: 1500cc
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
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The Facts: 1960 Nash Metropolitan Series IV convertible with 73. 65 miles. This is an original factory. numbers matching. convertible 561 model.

55HP/ 82lb/ft. 0-60 mph in 19. 4 sec. ¼ mile 21. 4sec. @ 62 mph. Top speed 78 mph. 30 MPG.

Numbers matching engine overhauled in 2010. starts right up and is reliable. It has a “three on the tree”.   3-speed transmission and shifts smoothly and doesn't smoke. leak. or use oil. Installed new battery in 2017. New convertible top in 2011 and seals with no leaks. It is garaged kept and has a custom Metropolitan car cover made for it. Heater. lights. signals. etc. all work fine and passes inspection with no issues. Has been driven in the Houston heat with no issues. The car is listed in the MOCNA registry-   VIN E86305. Manufactured in March 1960.

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The Fixes: Normal cosmetic issues for a 57-year-old driver's car- rubber. paint. and glass age. Paint is original and looks great from a distance but is cracking on close inspection. One area of paint wear on drivers rear fender. (pic)

One plate in rear drivers-side leaf spring cracked in half and the half-leaf was removed. Car doesn't lean and does not affect drivability. New leaf spring assembly is available from metpitstop. com for $198.

Radio tube is bad and AM radio does not work. NOS tubes are also available if you want to keep it original or a conversion is available that uses the stock knobs for control. but has a hidden speaker and electronics for AM/FM and an iPod jack. The radio antenna mounting bushing ($21) is cracked and the antenna wobbles around a little.      

 

The Fun: I bought this for my wife's birthday back in 2011 and this has been her baby. We take it to breakfast on the weekends and to see family on the other side of Houston. 80 miles away. It can happily do freeway speeds but we drive it at 55-60 mph to try to be gentle with it. This is not a car to take out if you are trying to run errands and don't want to stop and talk to people. It attracts more attention than a garbage fire in the parking lot. People CONSTANTLY say “nice car”. “cool car”. “what kind of car is that”. People love to sit in in and take pictures with it. I never could have imagined. It is one of those cars that just makes you feel good to drive. You can restore this car to concours quality with little effort. if you are looking for an investment. or you can leave it as an original drivers car. and enjoy it as it is for years to come.     

 

The Extras: Custom. breathable. waterproof. Metropolitan car cover made for the shape of the car.

A white convertible top boot with fasteners is included. The boot is still new in the box and needs the fasteners attached to it.

We have a. new-in-box. side fender Metropolitan script to add to the car. This car did not originally come with the script but it is an option some people like.

Owners Manual sealed in plastic bag in glove compartment.  

232 page Metropolitan Factory Technical Service Manual included.

Various brochures and flyers.  

Also included are some new rubber seals for the trunk and other areas. that have been purchased and yet to be installed on the car. Everything seals and nothing leaks. but we were going to start replacing all of the old rubber on the car for aesthetics.  

 

The Bottom Line: The reason we are trying to find it a new home is because my wife is partially handicapped and can't drive it on her own- no power brakes. no power steering. She is about to have two knee replacements which means we wont be taking it out together for at least a year. I have a Factory Five Cobra that is nearing completion and the poor little Nash deserves a better fate that being locked in a garage and only seeing light every three months or so. We hate to see it go but having four cars and one regular driver doesn't make much sense. Cars deserve to be driven and enjoyed. We have had a lot of fun with it and wish the next owner as much happiness as we have had with it. NADA lists average retail at $16. 00. Hagerty lists a #3 Good value at $13. 00. I am asking a firm $12. 00 so it can find a good home. $500 non-refundable deposit required within 48hrs of close of auction. Payment by cash or wire transfer. I can meet you or your representative at a bank with the title to complete the transaction. Transport to be arranged at buyers expense. Vehicle is sold as-is. I am happy to hold the car while you arrange transport and drive it to the local shopping center parking lot to meet your transporter. or you can drive it home from the bank. One note- this is a small car and has a narrow. outside to outside. wheel width of ~52 inches. Verify with your shipper that it will fit the ramps of the transport carrier.  

Vehicle is for sale locally and seller reserves the right to end the auction early.  

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