What If: 1961 Econopolitan


As I’m sure you know, Nash/AMC had a nice little hit with their 1954-61 Metropolitan (CC here). Ford had an opportunity to catch the remaining micro-mini car market, if they had only modified their Falcon chassis with this cut-down Econoline two-seat body.

Of course, it would have a conventional trunk lid in lieu of a useless tiny pickup box. Isn’t it cute? Maybe not as cute as a two-tone Metropolitan, but hey, car styling was getting more serious in the Sixties, anyway…