Sunday, May 23, 2010

Down on the Street - Neighborhood Edition

Walking Juno yesterday I was finally able to snag a few shots of one of the neighborhood's more interesting cars.
I've spotted this diminutive Nash Metropolitan Series III cruise past the house a few times, but it sits safely in a garage 99% of the time. Maybe it was a garage clean-out day for the owner. Whatever the case, it was sitting pretty on the street and I was able to snag a few shots with my phone.
Metros were built in England for Nash between 1953-61 and were marketed as a commuter/shopping car. It also happens to be one of Allie's favorite classic cars, especially in convertible form.

And what 1950s car isn't complete with a "continental" tire kit?
It's truly needed in this case, as the car has no opening trunk lid.
Instead, access is provided by flipping the rear seat down. Not very handy if you're stowing a week's worth of groceries.

My favorite design detail is the dimpled door section as seen below.
Looks like a good place to rest your left arm when putting around Carlsbad.

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