The Nash Metropolitan—constructed from 1954 to 1962—sported the stylish two-tone, chrome-laden, tail-fin styling of the period, however not like contemporaries such because the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado, the Metropolitan packed this design into an reasonably priced, subcompact package deal. As a substitute of embracing the lovable look of the unique, this 1957 Metropolitan, nicknamed “Nashole” by builder Greg Salzillo, goes a very totally different route.
The wheels sit outboard from the physique, giving it a imply stance, the roof is chopped by 4 inches, and a lot of the chrome has been eliminated. It additionally rides on a customized chassis and is now powered by a roughly 300-hp Chevy small-block V-8, with the charming cube perched atop serving because the engine’s air filter. This automotive went on to win the Scorching Wheels Legends Tour and have become immortalized in 1/sixty fourth scale.