As you likely remember from reading this article here or, perhaps more likely, hearing recent sermons from your local clergyperson, our own David Tracy was gifted that finest of gifts one human can bestow upon another: a Nash Metropolitan. That’s why today I picked this lovely image from a 1954 Nash Metropolitan brochure, showing a Metropolitan doing what it does best: preparing to tear ass around a track. Don’t believe me, just because Metropolitans made between 42 and 52 horsepower and took over 20 seconds to get to 60 MPH? Well, don’t take my word for it – look at what Nash’s own brochure has to say!
An average of 61.24 mph! That’s faster than one mile every minute! It handles like a dream, an unnamed “famous racing driver” said! Sound incredible? Can’t believe it? Well, another unnamed famous racing driver thinks it’s “Incredible. You couldn’t believe it.”
That should settle that.
Also, just for fun, look at what the Metropolitan concept car, called the Nash NXI, looked like:
You can see a lot of styling cues, like those same-on-both-sides door skins and general proportions, but boy is the production front end an improvement. This one has a face like a lamprey. Yeesh.