Nash Metropolitan
classic car revivals 1958 nash metropolitan

What did Steve Jobs, Paul Newman, and Elvis Presley have in common? They were all owners of a Nash Metropolitan, a tiny, two-passenger car sold in the U.S. from 1954 to 1962. Produced by Austin in the U.K. for Nash-Hudson, it was shorter and lighter than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it one of the smallest cars ever sold on our shores. But since gasoline was still cheap and plentiful, sales were nearly as tiny as the car itself.

Why it should be revived

To restore the memory of the Nash name and because small cars are getting popular again.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated September 13 2012 06:36 AM ET
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