METROPOLITAN 1500

2-seater coupè, 2-seater convertible.

Cheeky little two-tone runabout for the ladies mad by Austin for American Motors, but UK-available from 1957. Styling's Nash out of Pininfarina, mechanics are BMC A30/A40/A50 (though only three forward speeds); opening boot from '59 ('60 in UK). Plus individual looks, radio and heater as standard. Minus: non-handling of the worst possible kind, and it's a rust trap. First sold 1954, with 1200cc Austin A40 Somerset engine and later with new B-Series unit of same capacity; these versions for US only.

Technical Specifications
Engine
1489cc (S4 OHV)
Configuration
Front engine, rear-wheel drive
Production dates
1956 to 1961
Number produced
all types: 104,368
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