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My wife playing with granddaughter, and she said beep beep...reminded me of this....  apologies to Cadillac owners being embarrassed!

 

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I can confirm that the mighty rambler six can outrun any Cadillac with ease! 😀 Who needs more than 138 horsepower anyway?

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It's all about power to weight ratio.

 

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My mom had a Metropolitan and loved to pull up next to a Cadillac and honk the horn twice. She would laugh for blocks after doing that each time. 
Fun little car. 
dave s 

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On 6/26/2020 at 6:29 PM, trimacar said:

My wife playing with granddaughter, and she said beep beep...reminded me of this....  apologies to Cadillac owners being embarrassed!

 

 

Hey buddy, how can I get this car out of second gear?  🤣

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I was expecting to see a pic of a Plymouth Road Runner.... :)

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On 6/26/2020 at 5:29 PM, trimacar said:

My wife playing with granddaughter, and she said beep beep...reminded me of this....  apologies to Cadillac owners being embarrassed!

 

 

I've been singing this on Glidden and Founders Tours since about 1988,

and our kids and grandson know it by heart.

 

Local club had a Drive-By / Photo-Op today at Lafreniere Park in Metairie.

 

My 1954 Cadillac convertible and a Metropolitan convertible were there, along with several other interesting cars, including a Mercury, a Chevy pickup, an AMC Marlin

 and a '57 Pontiac Chieftan 4-door hardtop among others.

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You realize a 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood had 135 hp ?

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It is neat to see people getting together again - safely. That looks like a fun day. I am envious. Also, liked the Cadillacs and the Rambler.

 

Phil

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This was my favorite song when I was very young child, in the 1950's. In fact, I used to play it on my record player when it was time for me to clean my room. When the music began, I would walk slowly around the room, picking up toys and slowly taking them to the toy boxes, etc. Then as the song sped up, so did I. By the time the song was nearing its end, I was literally running around the room. My Mom thought this was hilarious, but loved the fact that I was putting it to good use. LOL

 

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One thing you don't see often is a 52 Desoto.  Especially in a Convt. 

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That is because all their grilles were stolen for hot rods.

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It's a cute song, but the figures don't add up.

1958 Metropolitan 1500 Hardtop (Series III) (man. 3) specs

 

  • Metropolitan 1500 Hardtop (Series III) (man. 3) , model year 1958, version for North America
  • manufactured by Metropolitan in USA assembly in UK by Austin, sales under own Metropolitan make since September 1957
  • 2-door sedan body type
  • RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 3-speed gearbox
  • gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 1489 cm3 / 90.9 cui, advertised power: 39 kW / 52 hp / 53 PS ( SAE ), torque: 104 Nm / 77 lb-ft, more data: 1958 Metropolitan 1500 Hardtop (Series III) (man. 3) Horsepower/Torque Curve
  • characteristic dimensions: outside length: 3797 mm / 149.5 in, width: 1562 mm / 61.5 in, wheelbase: 2159 mm / 85 in
  • reference weights: shipping weight 851 kg / 1875 lbs estimated curb weight: 930 kg / 2050 lbs
  • how fast is this car ? top speed: 124 km/h (77 mph) (©theoretical);
  • accelerations: 0- 60 mph 21.1© s; 0- 100 km/h 23© s (simulation ©automobile-catalog.com); 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 22© s (simulation ©automobile-catalog.com) 1958 Metropolitan 1500 Hardtop (Series III) (man. 3) Detailed Performance Review

1958 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (aut. 4) specs

 

  • Cadillac Coupe de Ville (aut. 4) , manufactured or sold in 1958, version for Europe export (since January) (up to October)
  • manufactured by Cadillac in USA
  • 2-door coupe body type
  • RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 4-speed gearbox
  • gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 5972 cm3 / 364.4 cui, advertised power: 211 kW / 283 hp / 287 PS ( SAE gross ), torque: 518 Nm / 382 lb-ft, more data: 1958 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (aut. 4) Horsepower/Torque Curve
  • characteristic dimensions: outside length: 5634 mm / 221.8 in, width: 2032 mm / 80 in, wheelbase: 3289 mm / 129.5 in
  • reference weights: shipping weight 2134 kg / 4705 lbs estimated curb weight: 2210 kg / 4870 lbs
  • how fast is this car ? top speed: 187 km/h (116 mph) (©theoretical);
  • accelerations: 0- 60 mph 11.4© s; 0- 100 km/h 12© s (simulation ©automobile-catalog.com); 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 18.3© s (simulation ©automobile-catalog.com) 1958 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (aut. 4) Detailed Performance Review

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At the risk of pointing out the obvious, the car in the song is a Nash Rambler, not a Nash Metropolitan. Still might need some nitrous to keep up.....

 

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Posted (edited)
11 hours ago, Bloo said:

At the risk of pointing out the obvious, the car in the song is a Nash Rambler, not a Nash Metropolitan. Still might need some nitrous to keep up.....

 

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Well the song was 1958 and since the last Nash rambler was 1954 and a AMC Rambler 1954- 1955 I thought it best to do the closest thing.

BTW it would take more than a blower with NOS to take a Caddy. Anyroad, just to make you happy;

 

1955 Nash Rambler Deluxe 4-Door Sedan (man. 3) specs

 

  • Nash Rambler Deluxe 4-Door Sedan (man. 3) , model year 1955, version for North America (since February)
  • manufactured by Nash in USA
  • 4-door sedan body type
  • RWD (rear- wheel drive), manual 3-speed gearbox
  • gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3205 cm3 / 195.6 cui, advertised power: 67 kW / 90 hp / 91 PS ( SAE ), torque: 203 Nm / 150 lb-ft, more data: 1955 Nash Rambler Deluxe 4-Door Sedan (man. 3) Horsepower/Torque Curve
  • characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4731 mm / 186.25 in, width: 1867 mm / 73.5 in, wheelbase: 2743 mm / 108 in
  • reference weights: shipping weight 1164 kg / 2567 lbs estimated curb weight: 1245 kg / 2740 lbs
  • how fast is this car ? top speed: 135 km/h (84 mph) (©theoretical);
  • accelerations: 0- 60 mph 16.8© s; 0- 100 km/h 18.2© s (simulation ©automobile-catalog.com); 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 20.7© s (simulation ©automobile-catalog.com) 1955 Nash Rambler Deluxe 4-Door Sedan (man. 3) Detailed Performance Review

BTW that's a theoretical 84MPH, a icebox on wheels 

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When I read the title, before I even read what you wrote, I thought of that song instantly as well. 

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May have been a Rambler but mom’s horn went “BEEP BEEP” and she laughed like crazy every time she pulled up to a Cadillac in her Metropolitan and honked the horn!  I can still she her now having a ball doing it. 
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