That’s Different: 1961 Nash Metropolitan 4×4

Nash Metropolitan 4x4

Well, this is something you don’t see everyday: A 1961 Nash Metropolitan atop a Suzuki Samurai 4×4 chassis. You know, it kinda works.

OK, some details. According to the Boise craiglist ad, this classic Nash rides on a 1986 Suzuki Samurai chassis and has the carbureted 1.3-liter Sammi engine, five-speed manual transmission, and the Zuk’s 4×4 transfer case. Really, the only part of the Nash is the body. The owner discloses, however, that the little rig is registered as a Nash Metropolitan with Oregon antique plates.

He says it’ll cruise easily at 65 MPH and will do 80+. If I saw this thing rocket past me at 80 MPH, I think I’d probably soil myself.

The owner is looking to fetch $8,995 American dollars for this mashup, and it certainly is one of a kind. By the way, if you listen closely, you can hear Metropolitan and Samurai purists dying a little. I kind of love it.

Good luck to the seller, and Godspeed to the buyer.

1961 Nash 4x4

Nash Suzuki Interior

Lifted Nash Metropolitan

Lifted Nash Metropolitan trunk

Suzuki Samurai 1.3 liter engine

 

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