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    The weekend edition of the WSJ had a nice article about the current exhibition of micro-cars. A photo of a Nash Metropolitan was shown. Great publicity in a national publication.
    "Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional." author unknown

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    I haven't seen the article but that Nash is one nice car. Any photos of Studebakers?
    Chris Dresbach

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    • #3
      Here's the article:



      Pretty good overall, but Nash Metropolitans can go well over 40 mph without blowing up. 50-55 easily and with regularity; much more if pushed. That information is erroneous.

      Perhaps Craig Parslow will chime in with more international corrections! BP
      We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

      Ayn Rand:
      "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

      G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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      • #4
        In early 1964 (IIRC), we were shopping for a car for Cathy to use to go a short distance to work. We looked at a BMW Isetta - too unsafe. We looked at a Metropolitan - okay up to about 45 mph and then seemed like you were really straining/pushing it. We ended up buying a very good car - a 1961 Lark VIII Regal sedan.
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
          Here's the article:



          Pretty good overall, but Nash Metropolitans can go well over 40 mph without blowing up. 50-55 easily and with regularity; much more if pushed. That information is erroneous.

          Perhaps Craig Parslow will chime in with more international corrections! BP
          I will add about the Mini. The Austin Countryman/Morris Traveller is a station wagon; not 'reminicent' of one, and the 'panels' upon which the wood trim is fastened to are painted steel.

          Perhaps one could enlighten the WSJ editor Studebaker actually thought about importing the Goggomobile mini-car, but they rejected doing so in the end.

          Craig
          Last edited by 8E45E; 07-26-2012, 10:29 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bob Bryant View Post
            The weekend edition of the WSJ had a nice article about the current exhibition of micro-cars. A photo of a Nash Metropolitan was shown. Great publicity in a national publication.
            When I was a kid the woman across the street traded in her '48 Plymouth woody station wagon for a Nash Metropolitan. She was a single woman, but had three big dogs (and she could get herself and the dogs in the car).
            Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
            '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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