The top sales year for the Metropolitan was 1959, with a combined production between the US and Canada of 22,209 units, helping to spur on the introduction of the Big Three's (General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler) new compact models. Out of the 22,209 cars produced in 1959 only 20% (about 4400) were convertibles, It is estimated that out of those only about 10-15% survived. Furthermore the car has become one of the 10 best collectibles. Notable people who own or have owned Metropolitan's are Jimmy Buffett, Bridget Fonda, Greg Gutfeld, Steve Jobs, Princess Margaret, Paul Newman, Elvis Presley, Graham Stark and "Weird" Al Yankovic. This particular car has undergone a 4 year $40,000 restoration! The power plant is a 1500 cc 4 cylinder engine backed by a 3 speed standard transmisson.
This car is rust free and has just passed New York state inspection with no problem. Bumpers, bumper guards and grille surround chrome are all new and shining brightly. Trunk floor is spotless and has a new trunk mat. All fluids have been changed, Gas tank has had been restored. Brakes including emergency brake have been gone through and 5 new correct size and type wide whitewall tires were installed. (Includes the new tire on the spare/continental kit). New spare tire cover. Shock absorbers and kingpins were replaced. Battery, master, clutch and slave cylinder have all been replaced. The under body has been well undercoated for preservation
Correct fresh new interior, carpets, sill plates and 3 window convertible top are gorgeous!! Careful attention was paid to the details and keeping this car as original as possible. Even the vacuum tube AM radio works! The paint was completely refinished in the original colors of #912 Berkshire Green and #914 frost white. The engine is the original green with the red fan. This has always been a convertible and was never modified. The serial number is E64782. The model number is 561, the body number is 64755, the engine number is 15F-N-H 6020.
The car has it’s original License plates which will go with the vehicle when I sell it. Included is the technical service manual. A very similar car sold in 2017 at an auction sold for $74,250! https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/HF17/Hershey/lots/r[hidden information]-amc-metropolitan-1500-convertible/[hidden information]Please call [hidden information] for more info. Located about 20 miles south of Albany NY. Serious inquiries only! Priced at $25,000Buyer responsible for shipping or pickup. I will assist in shipping where I can.
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