1957 AMC Metropolitan hardtop.
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The tiny "Met" hit its all-time peak of 22,309 units imported in 1959, after which Detroit's compacts overwhelmed it in the economy-car market and sales plummeted drastically. In mid-1959, AMC added an opening trunklid for the first time, along with more comfortable seats, vent wings, and tubeless tires.
Pluses of the 1958-1962 AMC Metropolitan:
- The most refined Met
- Very economical
Minuses of the 1958-1962 AMC Metropolitan:
- Dumpy styling, in colors reminiscent of Neapolitan ice cream
- A serious ruster
Production of the 1958-1962 AMC Metropolitan (based on shipments from England):
- 1958: 13,128
- 1959: 22,309
- 1960: 13,103
- 1961: 853
- 1962: 412
Specifications of the 1958-1962 AMC
Wheelbase, inches: 85.0
Length, inches: 149.5
Weight, pounds: 1,850-1,890
Price, new: $1,626-1,697
Engines for the 1958-1962 AMC Metropolitan:
Type Size Horsepower Years ohv I-4 90.0 cid 52 1958-1962
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