1961 MERTOPOLITAN 1500 SERIES CONVERTIBLE T-1354 This 1961 Metropolitan 1500 Series convertible, is an excellent example of this now 62 year old classic. Originally manufactured by the Austin Motor Company in Great Britain, and sold in the United States under the Rambler dealers marquee , the 1961 is the last year of manufacture of these cars. Original and desirable rare options included are the in-dash AM radio and the continental spare tire located at the rear. The exterior glistens in the original color combination of red upper and white lower, separated with a bright chrome trim strip. The front and rear bumpers, grill, fender mounted mirrors as all other trims and emblems are bright and in good condition. The rear continental spare tire and convertible top boot are covered in complimenting red vinyl. The convertible top is in white. The interior is original design and function. The combination speedometer, odometer, and fuel indicator center over the steering column, with all other knobs and switches within easy reach. The odometer currently displays 19,952 miles which is believed to be original. The 3 speed manual transmission is functioned via the column mounted shifter. The bench seat is covered in black with white with red vinyl trim. Floor carpeting is black. Aftermarket seat belts are installed. Power is provided by the 1.5l 57hp 4-cylinder engine with a single downdraft carburetor. The engine area is nicely finished and detailed. Brakes are hydraulic drum front and rear. The factory 13" wheels are dressed with chrome hub caps and 560-13 wide white wall tires. Overall condition is considered to be very good to excellent. Excellent driving condition. Very well maintained and cared for. Original VIN tag is intact as is the original Smiths manufacturing tag. Clear title. starting Key to left, pull choke, pull start.
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