1960 Nash Metropolitan
Convertible Car for sale in Huntington Beach, California 92648
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
Nash Metropolitan are uni-body constructed vehicles. This means the frame and body of the car are one piece of stamped steel. Over the years the steel frame will fatigue and the body loses its exact original shape, causing it to sag downward and creates a loose feel. Steel reinforcement channels have been welded to the bottom of our car’s frame to address this issue. The car has a very solid feel…. The doors close tight but don’t fit exactly flush to the body due to this fatiguing of the uni-body however, as noted in the photos, the appearance is quite good.
There is a support strut on the canvas top metal frame that is weak and will bend if the top is not folded carefully. However, when care is taken we have no problem with the canvas top and the canvas is in excellent condition.
The canvas top’s metal frame over the top of the door windows can have new rubber added, however, we do not typically use the METRO with the Canvas top up. It is a great car to operate with the top down and it gets many “thumbs up” when driving down the road. It’s a great little driver for around town, parades and car shows/clubs.
The windshield has a slight “wiper burn” on the driver’s side. Probably due to a wiper blade that was worn and the friction of its movement across the glass with little water to lubricate it caused a visible arc on the driver’s side. However this is not very noticeable.
The driver’s side rear tire loses air after several months of sitting in winter storage. Most likely the tire needs to have its bead broken from the wheel and resealed.
It appears a very hot substance was placed on the clear plastic of the rear canvas top window. This has caused a burn/melt mare where the bottom of the rear window plastic meets the canvas of the top. This is a small burn/ and isn’t immediately noticeable to the casual observer but it is there.
We have the original tube radio as needed. However, we typically use a blue tooth speaker which works very well. All gauges, lights, heater, window wipers function well.
Maintenance in the last 5 years:
The hydraulic clutch cylinder has been replaced along with the hydraulic line.
The brake shoes and wheel cylinders have been replaced on all four wheels. The brake fluid was flushed and replaced and brake shoes aligned to their brake drums.
The battery has been replaced.
Interior has been replaced.
Body has been repainted.
Chrome in excellent condition.
Exhaust system, muffler and tail pipe are in excellent condition.
Engine and transmission are in very good condition.
Radiator has been flushed and is in very good condition, no engine cooling issues noted. Radiator hoses have been replaced.
The electrical wire harness has been replaced.
Recent maintenance, this year, by Metropolitan Pit Stop
Brake Hose replaced
Handbrake cable guide replaced
Brake/Clutch fluid replaced
Heater Hose set replaced
Gas Tank pickup tube and sending unit replaced
Gas Tank grommets replaced
Gas Tank cleaned/sealed
Engine Oil and Filter replaced
Oil pan gasket replaced
Classic Car ID101260835
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