1961 Metropolitan Nash Metropolitan Convertible
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1961 Metropolitan Nash Metropolitan Convertible for sale
31 miles on odometer since restoration completed in May 2016
Finished in its factory correct Mardi Gras Red over Frost White combination
New three-window manual black top and boot
Factory correct gray houndstooth upholstery trimmed in heat-seamed vinyl
Rare final production and highly sought-after Series IV model
1. 5-liter inline four-cylinder engine with 1-bbl. Zenith carburetor (55 hp)
Three-speed manual transmission
The original American market "Micro Car"
Achieves more than 40 mpg cruising at 45 mph
Desirable Series IV Metro for their rear trunks and end-of-production refinement
Looking for a rare addition to your micro car collection or a unique way to begin your collection? MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this extremely rare and beautiful 1960 Nash Metropolitan convertible. Finished in its factory correct Mardi Gras Red (code P-913) over Frost White (code P-914) paint. this car. a rare and highly sought-after Series IV model. received a exquisite and extreme high quality complete nut and bolt restoration by Metropolitan Pit Stop in Valley Village. California. The overall restoration quality is just fantastic down to each little detail and the undercarriage is as tidy as you will ever find. Series IV cars were the only ones to come from the factory with a much needed and very desired external trunk.
The overall condition of this Metropolitan is excellent and exactly what you would expect from a professional nut and bolt restoration. A great deal of attention was paid to keeping this car as original as possible. e. g. a new lacquer-coated braid-over-strand wiring harness and wide. whitewall tires for improved drivability. The Metropolitan marked the first time an American-designed car was exclusively marketed in North America yet built entirely in Europe by the Austin Motor Company in England. The Metropolitan was also one of the first cars intentionally marketed toward American women.
The Austin 1. 5-liter inline four-cylinder engine. three-speed manual transmission and differential were rebuilt to factory specifications. the chrome was re-plated and the stainless steel trim straightened and polished to a mirror-like finish. The brakes. steering and suspension were all disassembled. powder-coated and rebuilt with new parts where available. Metropolitan drivers have been known to achieve more than 40 mpg while cruising at 45 mph. These cars are super cute and gather tons of attention and smiles wherever they stop or park.
Power is transferred to the rear wheels by a three-speed on-the-column manual transmission. The suspension consists of front independent. coil springs. wish bones. rear live axle and semi-elliptic springs and front and rear drum brakes. The 13-inch red steel rims have original Metropolitan center caps with Toyo whitewall tires.
Inside. the correct excellent gray diamond-patterned houndstooth and white heat-seamed vinyl seat appears in excellent condition. The matching door panels. black carpet and correct for 1961 black dashboard are a complement of the striking red and white exterior of the car and look fantastic. All gauges are located in their original place have correct appearance and function as originally designed. Equipped with the original heating is in excellent condition and functions as designed.
January 1959 saw the start of Metropolitan Series IV production. This major redesign brought the addition of an external decklid (previous models only allowed access to the trunk through the rear seat back) and vent windows. By this time. the engine had been upgraded by increasing the compression ratio from 7. 2:1 to 8. 3:1. yielding 55 bhp. The additional features added 15 lb to the car. Exterior colors were the same as for Series III. The interior now used a diamond pattern for the seats. with white vinyl trim. The MSRP for Series IV models was $1. 72. 60 (Hardtop) and $1. 96. 80 (Convertible).
Approximately 14. 00 Metropolitans were sold in the United States and Canada in 1960. making it one of the top-selling cars to be imported into those countries at the time. Sales of more than 22. 00 copies in 1959 prodded the Big Three. General Motors. Ford and Chrysler. to unveil their own compact models in 1960.
Micro cars have etched out their own niche in the classic car community and the Metropolitan is the American original. Excellent examples like this '61 Metropolitan have become highly collectible and values keep rising due to their staying power and never-ending cuteness with all generations! GET OUT AND DRIVE! Vehicle Photos: Vehicle Warranty: ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE IS. AS IS! The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations. All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. No vehicle is perfect to everyone. Each vehicle has its strengths. styles. tendencies and shortcomings. Therefore. despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition. we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold ”WHERE/IS. AS/IS”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However. with all classic and exotic vehicles. the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.
INDUSTRY UNIQUE RETURN POLICY: If for any reason you receive your vehicle and have buyer’s remorse. are not happy with the vehicle or just don’t want it for any reason we will purchase the car back from you. We must be notified in writing of your decision to return the vehicle within seven (7) days of your receipt of said vehicle. The vehicle may not have more than 75 additional miles on the odometer from the time it left our possession and be returned in the same condition that it left. You WILL be responsible for a restocking fee that will equal 20% of the purchase price of the vehicle. no exceptions. You will also be responsible for shipping the vehicle back to our shop at your expense. About Motoexotica: History
MotoExotica. com is a licensed bonded dealer through the state of Missouri. We have been in business since 1988 selling high end. special interest. pre-owned and exotic vehicles.
With the advent of the Internet and EBay Motors. we have found an avenue that allows us to sell cars we normally purchased for ourselves. We have owned just about every exotic and luxury car known to man; such as ISO Grifo to Jaguar XKE. Lamborghini Countach and Rolls Royce.
In the past. these cars were sold primarily through Hemmings Motor News and through word of mouth. We would normally keep a car and enjoy it personally for 6 – 18 months. However. with listing cars on EBay Motors. our turnover has tremendously increased. Now. the average time we hold a car is 4 – 6 weeks!
With the increase in turnover has come the increased need of fine automobiles. We are constantly looking for exceptional cars and travel the country coast to coast in search of the rare and unusual. We find our cars through individuals like yourselves as well as classic car and dealers auctions. We do not purchase vehicles that we would not be proud to own ourselves.
For a quote on shipping anywhere in the world. please feel free to email us at sales@Motoexotica. com or call 636-600-4600. We will give you an estimated cost for open and enclosed transport or overseas. We are happy to accommodate our international buyers! Over the last several decades we have exported thousands of cars to Norway. Germany. Estonia. Puerto Rico. Hawaii. Alaska. Costa Rica. Brazil. British Columbia. Canada and many other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage or optional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo). We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at your nearest port and enjoy! Please note that we are not a transport company and only offer this service as a convenience to our customers. You are more than welcome to arrange your own shipping. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.
We offer financing through many of the best lenders in the industry. They are currently offering very attractive rates for all collector and special interest automobiles. With loan amounts from $10. 00 to $500. 00. and flexible terms of up to 12 years. you can finance the car of your dreams. Call us at 636-600-4600 for additional details.Terms and Conditions: Payment Options We accept the following payment methods:
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Vehicle Pickup & Shipping General Terms
The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent. If you or an agent upon completion of a scheduled inspection at our St. Louis location finds the car not to your liking. we will refund your deposit with no questions asked. Feedback MUST be left before the vehicle is released to the buyer/agent/shipper. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have seven (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis. Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator. All above terms and conditions are applied to vehicle sales. whether through EBay or otherwise. Fees and Taxes
Payment must be made by Cashiers Check. Money Orders or Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars. A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500. 00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card. Visa. Discover or PayPal (Credit Cards or PayPal for deposit only NOT for full payment). Purchaser cannot make any claims of ownership to said vehicle without payment in full. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If an inspection or decision takes longer than seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking. your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted. Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. Documentation Fee: There will be a $195. 00 fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer. inventory tax. holding costs. vehicle preparation. storage and priority documentation delivery.
We will not be responsible for buyer’s remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. We are just being realistic; most of the cars we deal in are vintage and by their very nature will need TLC and some degree of attention sooner or later. These are not new cars and your expectation should not be of a perfect. new car. Once full payment has been received. Seller will email or fax a copy of clear title. Bill of Sale. Buyers Guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via email or fax. The fully-executed forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail within ten (10) days from date of final payment. ☎ Call or text "45666" to 636-323-4353 for more information
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