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The Metropolitan was produced from 1953 to 1962, and sold under the NKI, Nash, Hudson, and Austin badges. It is estimated that 94,986 were built. The car was built in England, and marketing was aimed at the North American market.
It has become a "cult car".
Bill Flajole, the creator of the Metropolitan, in 1980.
The Metropolitan is one of the few cars that has not been subjected to "hard-core" restoration fanatics alone. The modifications and updates on Mets are anywhere from simple upgrades to make the cars more drivable or useable to extreme modifications.
The "MegaMet", a 1954 Metropolitan that has been subjected to extreme modification. It sports an 800 HP 406 C.I.D. engine.
A Met that has been modified into a "pick-up", either on a whim, or for a specific application.
The Regal Runabout.
This is a very rare car, and sported a gold coloured leather interior.