Nash Metropolitan at Raleigh


On December 7 - 8, 1953, The Nash Motor Company tested their new economy car, which would become the Metropolitan, at Raleigh Speedway. Two cars, serial numbers 1009 and 1013, were tested for speed endurance and fuel economy respectively. The tests were run and certified by NASCAR as an independent party to gather data to be used in sales literature.

You can view Patrick R. Foster's September 2010 Hemmings Classic Car article on the test here.

For photographs of the test click here.

Excerpt from Metropolitan History Timeline

Dec-53

24 Hour test at Raleigh N.C.

E1008, Body 1009, 542, P907/P903, Engine 1G 892557, -  Speed endurance.

E1013, Body 1013, 542, P907/P903, Engine 1G 894107, -  Economy trial.

Shipments for 1953 – 743


NASCAR Endurance Report



Video

1954 Nash Metropolitan Sales Advertisement Without Audio
(Raleigh Speedway is featured from 1:04 to 1:57)

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