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If you are interested in buying or selling a Metropolitan, you have come to the right place! We buy, sell & consign Metropolitans. Because of our large customer base the cars get a lot of exposure. We also keep a database of customers who wish to sell as well as people looking to buy, and we can help connect motivated buyers with sellers. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Justin at 818-769-1515 or email Justin@metpitstop.com
1961 Nash Metropolitan – $6,900 OBO
Very original 1961 Nash Metropolitan, runs and drives well with a lot of recent work done. Owned and cared for by the same family since 1970. The interior has been redone recently in a period-correct black & white houndstooth and white vinyl. The paint is faded and there are some small areas of rust in the typical spots, but nothing major. The engine starts right up and everything works like it should. This is a fun car to enjoy as-is, or drive while you fix it up. Recent work includes:
-Gas tank cleaned & resealed
-New sending unit installed
-Cooling system flushed
-Clutch master cylinder replaced
Please check back as we update this page regularly when cars become available.
You can also explore some of our recent sales below.
***SOLD*** 1954 Hudson Metropolitan Custom Convertible– $35,000
This gorgeous Metropolitan started as a rare Hudson model and spent most of its life as a stock, well-cared for California car. Four years ago it began a full rotisserie “resto-mod” rebuild. Every single nut and bolt was removed from the car and the shell was stripped to bare metal. The frame was reinforced, then the whole car was sprayed in metallic teal paint and then buffed to a showroom shine. The drivetrain was replaced with a Ford 2.3 liter 4 cylinder engine and C-4 automatic transmission which were both fully rebuilt and detailed. An aluminum 4-row radiator and electric fan keep it running cool in all conditions. The rebuilt front suspension & steering with MG Midget front disc brakes make it a pleasure to drive. The MG Midget 3.90 differential allows you to cruise comfortably on the highway. The Magnaflow exhaust is well-mannered, but has a growl when you step on it. A new Painless Wiring harness ensures all the electrical components work as they should. The interior is completely custom with color-matched vinyl complimented by tan upholstery and rich loop carpet. The original radio has been converted to AM/FM with an AUX input. Everything was rebuilt or replaced with less than 500 miles. Every inch of this car is pristine including the fully detailed undercarriage.
The car was chosen for STREET RODDER MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 CARS IN THE NATION 2017
***SOLD*** 1960 Nash Metropolitan Convertible – $35,000 OBO
We are offering a gorgeous 1960 Nash Metropolitan Convertible that just received a complete nut and bolt restoration. It is one of the best examples you will see of the most desirable “Series IV” convertibles. This car came to us as a rock solid, straight and rust-free California car. It was completely stripped down and every component, nut and bolt was removed to prepare the car for paint. Minimal body work was needed, and the car was painted in its original Autumn Yellow over Frost White using the high quality single stage paint, as original, then wet sanded and buffed to a beautiful shine. All the chrome was stripped and triple plated, and all the stainless was straightened and polished. All other components of the car were completely disassembled, cleaned, and rebuilt or refurbished using new parts where available. Everything was painted or powder coated before reassembly. The engine and transmission were professionally rebuilt to factory specifications. The steering, suspension and brakes were all completely rebuilt. New fuel and brake lines were installed, and the whole car was re-wired with a new lacquer coated braid-over-strand harness as original. The interior was finished in a perfect reproduction of the original upholstery fabric and heat-seamed vinyl. Brand new Firestone wide whitewall bias-ply tires were installed. Every effort was made to keep the car as original as possible, with a few slight changes and upgrades. Polyurethane suspension bushings were used for better handling and longevity. Black carpet was installed in the interior as an more comfortable and luxurious option over the original rubber floor mats. We chose a convertible top, boot, and spare tire cover in white instead of the original black as a more attractive option. Everything on this car looks and works as well or better than when it rolled off the production line.
***SOLD*** 1960 Nash Metropolitan Convertible – $25,000 OBO
This gorgeous 1960 Nash Metropolitan Convertible is a terrific example of the most desirable “Series IV” car, with the high-compression 1500cc engine, vent windows and trunk lid (believe it or not, the earlier cars did not have a trunk lid). This car was lovingly restored over the course of 8 years by a long-time Metropolitan aficionado who was very active in the Southern California-based Metropolitan Owner’s Club, Ltd. The body is laser-straight and free of rust. This car features custom paint and upholstery among other tasteful custom details, while maintaining the original body and drive train. The rear end features SUPER RARE dealer-optioned reverse lights! Upgrades such as a Weber carburetor, front disc brakes and polyurethane suspension bushings make for a better driving and handling car over stock. Everything is in working order, and it needs nothing but to be enjoyed.
***SOLD*** 1960 Nash Metropolitan – $7900 OBO
This car is in good shape and it runs and drives well. The body is straight and rust-free. The custom pearl green over white paint is in good shape with some nicks and scratches from normal use. The interior and chrome are in good shape.
Recent work includes:
-Rebuilt fuel pump
-New radiator hoses
-New brake shoes
-New engine gaskets
-Oil & filter change
***SOLD*** 1960 Nash Metropolitan Convertible – $8500 OBO
This is a TRUE BARN FIND very original California black plate Metropolitan. It was pulled out of a storage shed where it had sat for decades, having last been on the road in 1988. The body is laser straight with absolutely NO rust and NO previous repairs. Much of the original paint appears to be still on the car, with some evidence of a partial respray at some point. The single stage paint was been cleaned and buffed, but there are several chips and nicks all over from time. The only damage is a small dent on the driver side door. The gaps and body seams are all original and perfect. The doors shut and latch smoothly under their own weight which is near impossible to find on a convertible. The interior still has all the original upholstery, although at nearly 60 years old it will need to be redone. The convertible top frame is complete and also included, but not installed. It will need a new top.
We ran a compression test on the engine that showed all four cylinder between 145 and 155 psi. After changing the oil and filter, rebuilding the carburetor and fuel pump and flushing out all the old gas, we easily got it started and running smoothly. The cooling system was flushed and the thermostat and all radiator hoses changed. A new generator and battery were installed. The brakes were completely gone through with new master cylinder, wheel cylinders, hoses, shoes and drums. The clutch master and slave cylinders and hose were also replaced.
This is one of the cleanest, most original Metropolitans we have ever seen, and these are all we work on. It is also the most desirable model, being a convertible Series IV (high compression engine, wing windows and trunk lid). With a small amount of additional TLC this car can be a great little driver quality cruiser for ice cream runs, car shows, cruise nights, cars & coffee or whenever you want to get a lot of smiles and thumbs-ups. It could also make a great candidate for a restoration as there is no rust repair or bodywork needed.
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