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Sale price: $4,872.00 make an offer

Car location: Frankfort, Illinois, United States

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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1500 cc 4 cyl.
3 speed column shift
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Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.5) based on 365 votes

looking for that excellent rust free original or perfectly restored metropolitan? well. this isn't that car. better quadruple your budget and start lookin' hard. on the other hand. if you were seeking a running. driving met that you could could have fun with right now for not alot of $$. then read on.

presumably. you know the basics of the metropolitan- designed by Nash. built in the UK using many existing Austin components. and sold here in the US by Nash. Hudson. and AMC dealers through about 1962. there's volumes of more detailed information about these fun cars on the net. no need for me waste time repeating it.

this one belongs to a good customer of mine. he bought another collector car. so the met has to go. i have serviced it for him during his ownership. it's the desirable '59 /up model with the external trunk lid. vent windows. and glove box door that prior models lack.

lets be honest here- this is a 50 year old used car with 100. 00 miles on it. some stuff doesn't work anymore- heater blower (heater control & core are fine). radio (been fixed once already. still doesn't work right). gas gauge is  iffy. and the wipers are real slow.   the interior has been redone in non stock material and colors sometime in it's past. and it is showing its age in some spots particularly the carpet. the body has some dings and scapes. the paint has chips and two large areas - one on each rear quarter panel - that just begs for a proper touch up/respray. the right front fender molding is pretty beat up near the door. and the left front fender has a long shallow scrape. there certainly is bondo under some of that paint. rust free? not for this kind of money.

 what this kind of money does get you though is a good running/driving collector car. the engine surely has been redone at some point- it does not smoke. has no 'death rattle' upon start up. rockers are quiet. and so is the exhaust. the trans shifts good. clutch works fine. brakes stop straight. decent radial tires. lights all work. no cracked glass. windows go up & down. starts reliably. generator generates. frame rails have rust but appear intact- no missing sections. drive it like it is all summer than improve things as your budget/time permits.  

mechanical parts are easier to get than you might think as the drivetrain shares many pieces with MG's of the era. there are several metropolitan specialists that carry met specific items like patch panels. upholstery and trim. there's also a great national club- MOCNA- with chapters throughout the USA.

i posted alot of pictures of the car. but have more if there is any specific area you want to see let me know. do not hesitate to ask anything about it. i did not earn my feedback rating by BSing anybody about stuff.  you can call me during the weekday at my shop-815/469-2936.

you are of course welcome to inspect and test drive the car yourself; i am 35 miles southwest of downtown chicago. just off I-80 and I-57.

i can help you arrange shipping if you need that service.     

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