Vintage Nash Metropolitan - 1958

Copyright Photo: Nash Metropolitan 1958 -3 by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr

Copyright Photo: Nash Metropolitan 1958 -2 by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
By current standards, the Nash Metropolitan is a subcompact car.

Shopping on St. Catherine Street (downtown Montreal) was extra fun this past weekend. It was our annual "largest sidewalk sale in Canada" event. In addition to all the different stalls selling everything from batteries to expensive fashions, there were other activities such as this exhibition of vintage automobiles. The one that really caught my eye was this Nash Metropolitan, a 1958 model. It was sold in the United States and Canada from 1954–1962 and was designed as an economical transportation alternative... marketed as a "commuter/shopping car". What a beauty!

Do you fancy yourself driving this?



18 comments:

Joe said...

Wow. What a classic. Gorgeous white walled tyres.

Birdman said...

And they think some cars today are funny looking. Ha!

Kate said...

I did! I did! Memories!!

Kaori said...

This car is awesome! I can imagine myself driving this car, wearing a polk-a-dot dress and a ponytail :D

Leif Hagen said...

What a cute car - it almost looks like a toy car! It would be fun to tool around town with wheels like that!
Bonne journee, Ken

Elisa said...

Such a wonderful car!
And it is in a very good contition!
Have a nice day

Arija said...

I well remember the era. That car is as old as my daughter and looks like a pampered pooch. I wish people stayed as timeless as that.

I'd love to rummage through the stalls . . .

Steffe said...

Looks to be in good condition.

Jarart said...

It is so much fun to see this! When I first started driving, my father bought one of these and I learned to drive in it! I loved that little car!

Randy said...

That is too fun and beautifully maintained.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

One cannot find cars of this color now, and this vintage has been beautifully maintained... so cute!

Bises,
Genie

Wayne said...

It's nice to see so many of them have survived.

Rob and Mandy said...

I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!

RedPat said...

It looks to be in great shape! I knew a big guy (about 6'2") who had one of these and it was so funny to see him emerge from this little car.

Chrissy Brand said...

What a lovely shape and colour. I could happily pootle about in one of those ;-) Love the new header by the way- Montreal looks fabulous.

Chrissy

magiceye said...

oh yes it is classy and a head turner alright!

love your header!

Rae Walter said...

Very classy! A car to go for a "motor" or a "Sunday drive". Ah, the good old days!

zakton said...

Yup, similar color with the Corvette '59 that I took a picture of, and one year difference.