1958 Metropolitan Hardtop
The Paint: Berkshire Green (Turquoise) and Frost White, original color combination for the car, very nice paint!
The Engine: Original to the car 1500 cc Austin 4 cylinder, original to the car, rebuilt
The Transmission: Original 3 speed manual on the column
The Differential: Original
The Suspension: Original, rebuilt to include new KYB shocks all around, new leafs on the rear suspension
The Interior: Black and white as original, restored with new upholstery, door panels, seat foam, new carpeting, and headliner. Rear compartment also reupholstered, original dash with functioning gauges, and all accessories.
Rebuilt steering gear
Original oil filter system converted to spin-on style
Rebuilt transmission shifter system
Original radio does light when turned on, but no sound
All glass is nice, and windows roll up and down easily
Windshield wipers work
All lights work
Turn signals work
All gauges work
Even the cigar lighter works
New exhaust system
Clean original undercarriage
Factory original steel wheels with original “M” hubcaps
The Metropolitan has always been a highly recognizable, and really a favorite among classic car enthusiasts, and “normal” folks alike. When the name of a car stretches longer that the actual car, that is certainly a trait that brings a smile to everyones face.
Don’t believe me? Just try and drive this little Metro’ anywhere, any distance and see if you don’t make everyone you pass, and yourself, smile! That’s pretty much why we drive these classic cars…Isn’t it?
This particular coupe is in remarkable condition. thoughtfully restored to its original appearance inside and out, this little hardtop starts, runs, and drives very nicely, and is an absolute kick to drive.
The accessories such as the heater, windshield wipers, turn signals, all function as they should. Behind the “Utility” seat is the trunk compartment accessible through the interior, so you can carry most anything you would put in the average sized trunk.
This Metropolitan still carries its spare tire and wheel in the “Continental Kit” style mounted on the rear exterior, and is in remarkable condition as well.
If you have ever considered owning one of these unique little cars, and want a nice one that you can just hop-in and enjoy immediately, this little turquoise and white example should fit the bill perfectly. Very nice little car.