The Nash Metropolitan is a subcompact car built by Nash Motors Company from 1953 until 1961. According to former editor of Motor Trend magazine Jack Nerad “the Metropolitan's staying power and its never-ending cuteness earned it a place among the Greatest Cars of All Time”. Although the Metropolitan is clearly a little and adorable car, people who build hardcore street shakers seem to love choosing it for strap mighty engines. To be fair, it carries a sense of amusement when a car such as the Nash Metropolitan demolishes a modern aggressive drag car. This 1961 Nash Metropolitan is one such custom build car, which generates wicked power thorough a robust Chevrolet big block engine. It's a fantastic example of heaps of horsepower operating in harmony with excellent handling. Located in Pennsylvania, this dainty, scaled and balanced custom-built pro streetcar awaits its next lucky buyer.
This 1961 Nash Metropolitan enjoys a lustrous combination of green and gold paint job. It features custom fender-exit exhaust with custom exhaust headers which are exposed on either side of the front fenders. The custom designed single wheelie bar and parachute attached to the rear end hint at the amount of acceleration this little car can deliver. The cozy cabin of this 1961 Nash Metropolitan boasts many one-off custom built components including a hand built dash, dash gauge cluster and switches. This full custom tan leather interior is fitted with a full roll cage with halo and feature "M" logo on seats. Additionally, it offers tilt steering with billet half-wrapped steering wheel and a B&M pro-ratchet shifter.
What takes the cake of this 1961 Nash Metropolitan custom build is the fabled 540ci Chevrolet big block engine, also can be referred to as 8.8L V8 engine. Utilizing a drag racing-grade Transmission Specialties turbo 400 transmission, this powertrain conveys a whopping 620hp on pump gas. This engine also enjoys H beam rods, JE pistons, Pro Comp aluminum cylinder heads, Hydraulic cam, Eagle steel crank, Comp roller rockers, and a one off custom polished sheet metal tunnel ram intake. Moreover, it is fitted with a Ron Davis custom aluminum radiator and 15-gallon handmade aluminum fuel tank. Stable road control and handling is courtesy of a custom chassis with wishbone 4 link coil over suspension, and custom Mustang II rack and pinion steering.
1961 MY Nash Metropolitan Custom Build Full custom build pro street car Custom chassis with Wishbone 4 link coil over suspension Scaled and balanced Custom Mustang II rack and pinion steering 540 Chevrolet big block 620HP on pump gas Pro Comp aluminum cylinder heads Hydraulic cam Comp roller rockers Eagle steel crank H beam rods - JE pistons Drag racing-grade Transmission Specialties Turbo 400 transmission 1 off custom polished sheet metal tunnel ram intake Full custom Tan leather interior with "M" logo Full roll cage with halo Tilt steering with billet half wrapped steering wheel B&M pro rachet shifter Ron Davis custom aluminum radiator 15 gallon hand made aluminum fuel tank Custom built exhaust headers with side exit Custom one off hand built dash 1 off custom dash gauge cluster and switches Custom built single wheelie bar Parachute attached to rear end Custom fender-exist exhausts
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