Tuesday, November 6, 2012
1959 Nash Metropolitan
Sold for $17,050 at 2011 Gooding & Company.
This Metropolitan, known internally as Series IV, is an early example of the model's final version. Unlike prior series, this car is fitted with window vents and a trunk lid, which greatly improved access to the trunk. Since new, the car has been treated to a restoration. There is a white continental tire kit and matching hardtop. The interior features new vinyl upholstery and fresh color-matched carpeting. There is an original jack and owner's manual.
In 2011, this vehicle was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Amelia Island, Florida. It was estimated to sell for $10,000 - $15,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $17,050, inclusive of buyer's premium.
This car, owned by Neil Zurcher of FOX-8 TV, has been used for many seasons for Neil's 'One Tank Trip' specials on Channel 8, Cleveland, OH.
Posted by Palmer at 2:20 PM