Antique/Classic / Edmonton,
Great 1961 Nash Metropolitan Coupe! Cruise in style in this patina perfect, nice period classic that includes a deluxe “Bedford Cord” interior complete with A.M radio, map light and heater.
There are many unique features to discover in this restored 2 tone Nash interior such as push button start, unique signal light lever and beautiful dash.
Outside the car wears its age beautifully with no major blemishes and great patina. All the pieces are in place including the continental type rear mounted spare and the chrome is very nice.
This model is powered by a nice running and very well maintained 1,500 c.c Austin 4 cylinder gas engine and 3 speed manual transmission. The brakes are all new, the suspension is tight and it is very easy to drive both in town and country roads – perfect for touring around the island.
This car is the recipient of many new parts and significant maintenance.
Back in the day these cars drew favorable reviews from Car Life, Motor Trend and Mechanix Illustrated for their fleet, sporty feel and 0-60 acceleration that was half that of a VW Beetle of the times. It was also called the “big car in miniature” for it’s high quality materials and finishing. Motor Trend found fuel economy of 28 – 38 m.p.g, outstanding for the period.
In 1961 just over 100 of these cars were shipped to Canada from the Austin Longbridge (near Birmingham) plant in England – less than 1,000 went to the U.S. that year, owners of these cars enjoy a measure of exclusivity. In addition, almost every part for these cars is available from aftermarket suppliers so you can keep them maintained and motoring for many, many years to come! Call Bruce for more information at (780) 432-6248 - car is in Ladysmith, B.C