Good ol' cars and trucks - Nash
As we drive around the state, we spot some great reminders of the past, classic cars and trucks made out of "Detroit iron." We skid to a stop, and click ‘em. We’ll set this up by make, and each section will be chronological, oldest to newest, but always classics only.
Nash Metropolitan 1957. It has been so long since I've seen one of these I went nuts shooting pics. Nash and Hudson merged in 1954 to form the American Motors Corp. (AMC). The Metropolitan was designed to be an economical form of transportation and one that could serve as a second car. The idea of compact car had not yet formed. This edition of the Metropolitan was known as the company's Series III beginning in 1955. It sported a new grille, and came in two-tone color schemes.
In 1957 AMC announced it was dropping both the Nash and Hudson brand names and this car was marketed under the Metropolitan name only and sold through Rambler dealers.
The Series III had a black dashboard. The 1957 sold the second most of all the series, at about 15,317, behind only to 1959 where 22,209 were sold. This 1959 success spurred the Big Three to produce compact vehicles and market them as such.
The lads caught me by surprise putting the top on, so I was out of position.
Top is up! They're gone. The guy in the blue shirt takes the credit.