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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    Its a Nash,Campbell Motors sold rhd Nashs, part of NZ history. ..end of story
    John Mck see my photos - the N badge not an Austin badge but ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    A query. Nash/Austin Metropolitans. As I understand it this was car designed by Nash, built by Austin, using Austin engines.

    OK. So initially, left hand drive for the USA, so no problems. It's a Nash Metropolitan.

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    Later, they did right hand drives for the UK, Austin Metropolitans.

    However, in NZ they later sold right hand drive but badged only Metropolitans.

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    Filing photographs, I therefore file LHD, USA, Nash.

    But, do I just bite the bullet and file all RHD's as Austins? Not that it matters to anyone of course, or should I file them all as Austin's or all as Nash's?

    Given that looking at them, the only differences appear to be which side the steering wheel is located.

    Even our British badged cars may be made in Europe and Japanese cars built in England as were some Citroens years ago.

    Interesting to know what the main criteria is and how others see it.
    AE6481 - according to Carjam - which we know is not perfect " perfick " ..as David Jason would say !!.

    " Year: 1958
    Make: NASH
    Model: NASH
    Colour: Green
    Second Colour: White
    Body Style: Saloon
    Plate: AE6481
    Engine No: N/A
    Chassis: 83031 ".

    It is a right hooker and with that Rego would have been in NZ from new - It was 1958 .. However Carjam says AF6299 was not - someone must have saved some old plates ?? .

    " AE6481
    Plate Type: Standard
    Origin: NZ New
    Used as: Private Passenger vehicle
    Cause of Latest Registration: New
    NZ First Registration: 13-May-1958
    Cancellation Date Of Registration: 01-Nov-1996 "

    AF6299

    " AF6299
    Plate Type: Standard
    Origin: Import from
    Used as: Private Passenger vehicle
    Cause of Latest Registration: New
    NZ First Registration: 02-Nov-1976
    NZ Last Registration: Get Full CarJam Report
    Was Registered Overseas? Yes "

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    I don't think any were built in the USA. They were all Austin powered and built in the UK.

    Just had a quick dip in my old Observers Book of Automobiles - two or three of them. Neither Nash Metropolitan, Austin Metropolitan, nor 'Metropolitan', are listed! In fact, Nash isn't listed at all.

    Goodwood 2017 - John Cleland - Nash...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NX-9OpV8rs
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    I grew up in NZ all my life, always the Metropolitan was called a Nash.
    Good luck finding a Kiwi who calls a Metropolitan an Austin....no bribing just to get a statistic
    You could see the similarity to the big Nash saloons also available here in RHD.
    We all knew they had BMC motors in them, but they were a Nash.
    Austin were A90 Atlantics with Flying A emblems on, none of these on a Metropolitan.
    Call them what you like in England, but here , because of the distinctive American styled body, they were Nash.
    Dont worry about your overseas books...look at the series of car cards as a give away in the mid 60s at petrol stations in New Zealand- not a library reference book -you will see Nash Metropolitan powered by Austin motor.

    Remember - the latest ZB HOLDEN Commodore is a body built by Peugeot, but even in Australia it is seen and accepted as a Holden .People recognition gives it the identity

    Looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck....break out the orange sauce
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    Listed as a Nash Metropolitan Hard Top in this Price List from a 1957 NZ magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    I grew up in NZ all my life, always the Metropolitan was called a Nash.
    Good luck finding a Kiwi who calls a Metropolitan an Austin....no bribing just to get a statistic
    You could see the similarity to the big Nash saloons also available here in RHD.
    We all knew they had BMC motors in them, but they were a Nash.
    Austin were A90 Atlantics with Flying A emblems on, none of these on a Metropolitan.
    Call them what you like in England, but here , because of the distinctive American styled body, they were Nash.
    Dont worry about your overseas books...look at the series of car cards as a give away in the mid 60s at petrol stations in New Zealand- not a library reference book -you will see Nash Metropolitan powered by Austin motor.



    Looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck....break out the orange sauce
    Yep, that's my recollection as well. I always thought [back then] that they were american made.

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    ...in 1954 [Austin] started to make the little Metropolitan coupes and convertibles for Nash. In style these were Nash Airflytes in miniature, with 3-speed gearboxes. They were powered initially by the A40 engine and later by the 1.5-litre A50. Production continued until 1961.

    From: The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars.

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    As Milan states, they were built by Austin and only by Austin and only in England - but for Nash! When sold in England, later on, they were sold as Austins. Cars sold in NZ were Nash's.

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    You folks might find this site interesting.
    http://www.classic-car-history.com/n...tropolitan.htm.

    Question. What does a Nash Metropolitan have in common with this DeKon Monza ?
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    Answer; The clutch slave cylinder.


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    A mix...

    2003 - Dome
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    2018 - de Thomaso
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    2019 - the ex Bernie Hines Lola - without a side panel, due to a slight hiccup on the Saturday
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    Clearing a backlog of images...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    I grew up in NZ all my life, always the Metropolitan was called a Nash.
    Good luck finding a Kiwi who calls a Metropolitan an Austin....no bribing just to get a statistic
    You could see the similarity to the big Nash saloons also available here in RHD.
    We all knew they had BMC motors in them, but they were a Nash.
    Austin were A90 Atlantics with Flying A emblems on, none of these on a Metropolitan.
    Call them what you like in England, but here , because of the distinctive American styled body, they were Nash.
    Dont worry about your overseas books...look at the series of car cards as a give away in the mid 60s at petrol stations in New Zealand- not a library reference book -you will see Nash Metropolitan powered by Austin motor.

    Remember - the latest ZB HOLDEN Commodore is a body built by Peugeot, but even in Australia it is seen and accepted as a Holden .People recognition gives it the identity

    Looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck....break out the orange sauce
    Orange Sauce it is John Mck .. happy for them to be a Nash..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    John Mck see my photos - the N badge not an Austin badge but ????
    Actually Roger, the badge is an 'M', not an 'N'... Should have gone to Spec savers?...

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    To the best of my limited Knowledge, there is no Nash badge either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Actually Roger, the badge is an 'M', not an 'N'... Should have gone to Spec savers?...

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    To the best of my limited Knowledge, there is no Nash badge either!
    You got me, You got me !! - as the Caltex ad goes !! Cheers Ray .. M - etropolitan

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    maybe..Murican Motors..............?

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    And this is Foggy's Bathurst winner 2019... Well done Foggy. (October 13th)
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    A PLEA FOR HELP

    Does anyone have a working Video 8 handicam (analogue tape, not digital) that I can borrow or buy? My Sony CCD-TR202E has the jitters and I have a pile of tapes that I would like to convert to digital.

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    Ray,
    If you lived close by I might be able to help you.
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