CC Capsule: 1959 Nash Metropolitan – Tiny, but Larger than the Yugo

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Speaking of small convertibles, check out this smallest Nash. It rides on a wheelbase six tenths of an inch longer than the one on the Yugo that William Stopford shared with us earlier this afternoon. Yet it’s about a foot longer overall than that Yugo. Still, when you walk up to it, it seems like the smallest car ever.

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The interior is cozy, which is to say very tight. A person of girth would find that steering wheel in their gut. But for the skinny among us, this car looks like it would be a lot of fun to buzz around in.

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You can tell this is a ’59 or later Met because of its trunk lid. Earlier Mets allowed access to the storage compartment only by leaning the rear seat forward.

Related reading: Here’s a story of a kid whose first car is a ’57 Met.