Lot 1004: 1959 METROPOLITAN An American Nash designed
To be sold at our Sporting, Cars & General Sale on 4th Oct 2018
1959 METROPOLITAN An American Nash designed car built in Britain and originally for export, this being a 1500cc (early model 1200cc mechanical parts easily available as most are B M C, Sold by Austin as a franchise which makes most people think it was made by them.) A barn find in the 80s in Wales with 45000 miles on the clock having dropped a con rod and was left with the engine taken out for years. The engine was completely rebuilt with a new clutch, water pump, and ignition, the body completely rubbed down and repainted (no welding or filler used), the brakes were all done as were new rubbers. The seats are original, with cover on front swab and new carpets. The radio still works, and the tool kit is in the boot. The car has only done 4000 miles since the rebuild. The engine burns no oil, starts well, (electronic ignition) and has no slop in gearbox linkage. With many MOTs this is a very rare, usable, and interesting car.
Price Achieved: £8500.00
This lot was presented at at our Sporting, Cars & General Sale on the 4th Oct 2018