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RealRides of WNY - Metropolitan

November 6, 2021

RealRides of WNY - Metropolitan


Maybe we should label this one a “former” RealRide, as this 1954-55 Nash Metropolitan is now a permanent piece of advertising, perched out front of a Lackawanna transmission shop. Early Mets had the single-bar grille seen on this one (although it was chrome-plated, as were the bumpers), while the 1956 models switched over to a mesh insert fitted into a chrome surround. Those later models also featured a zig-zag chrome side spear which became a delineation point for the Met’s two-toning. Model years 1954-55 saw these little British imports badged as both Nashes and Hudsons, following the Nash/Hudson merger which formed American Motors. The Nash and Hudson monikers were dropped from the Metropolitan lineup beginning with MY 1957. The final Mets were built for MY 1962.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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