This ’55 Metropolitan looks like an oversized bumper car. It was restored mechanically and cosmetically within the past ten years, and the seller says “everything works like new,” including the original tube radio: “give it a minute to warm up and it works great.” He also says it gets 40 miles to the gallon. Good luck getting anywhere near that in your ’68 Camaro.
The car is said to be rust-free, and the seller describes the exterior paint as “flawless.” The interior, too, looks clean, tidy, and professionally done, but it’s not clear if the details are period-correct. The new upholstery is a “close match” to the original, and the paint is said to match the original color, but it’s not Coral Red as listed on the color chart. Suffice it to say, Nash experts obsessed with authentic details may find nits to pick, but everyone else will probably just remark on how cute it is. The drivetrain is said to be original and was rebuilt ten years ago just before the seller purchased the car.
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- Rico Kretlow | September 11, 2013