Nash Metropolitan – the city car from back in the day

The following is a story I wrote for that I thought would be of interest to Car News Cafe readers.

For about a decade, starting in 1954, a small car from Nash, built as a collaboration between Nash and the British Motor Corporation, built a little two-door runabout that, at the time, was called a “smallautomobile” and an “economy car” long before fuel economy was on most people’s minds and before the term “city car” was invented – a term that perfectly describes the Nash Metropolitan. These highly collectible little beauties are not just pretty, but are an important look at how economy cars have progressed.

You can read more about this cool little piece of history at this link.


Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at