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Yes, another Metropolitan.........

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Yesterday I bought another Metropolitan, a 1960. This car was so nice I had to buy it. I've come to the conclusion, buying Mets is like eating peanuts, you can't stop at just one.

Photos to come............

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That is great! My mother has a very soft spot for these little cars, as she learned how to drive in one in the late 60s. Still, when she sees one, whether in person, or on TV/internet, she says that she would like to have another.

I always remember her saying it never had brakes that were any account! grin.gif

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The good thing is since they're small they don't take up much space. tongue.gif DIdi you find it locally to you?

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I love those little cars. We have even looked at some but just never found one that was "the one". I have collected a few things like die-casts of them and photos.

Bill has said that when he gets both the cars together that we have now there will be room in the garage for a Metro. That will be my car if we are able to find one. But I want one that is already restored or a really good original. No more basket case cars.

Please post photos of the new one.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The good thing is since they're small they don't take up much space. tongue.gif </div></div>

This is the good part, they don't take alot of room to store. I was out in my back garage yesterday measuring to see if I can get two Mets & my 62 Buick in there together. In the garage I have two columns supporting a full workshop loft. There is 155" between them and the Met measures 149 1/2". I can wheel the car in between the columns and park the other one on the side, plus the Buick on the other side and still walk around them.

I did find this locally, actually it found me. I was at a large car show last Sunday with my 57 Met, and a guy approched me and asked if I was interested in buying another one. Apparently, it was his uncles car and he had it in storage for 19 years. It was originally a Colorado car. Sometimes you find the best cars close to home. I brought it over my son's garage for the time being.. I'll get some photos tonight.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I have collected a few things like die-casts of them and photos.

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Susan, actually the die-cast aren't much smaller..... grin.gifgrin.gif

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I know. Bill keeps telling me to water the little Metro with Miracle Grow and maybe, just maybe...... grin.gif

One of the nicest ones I have seen belongs to a guy named Ernie (ACKK I can't remember his last name! blush.gif). Not sure of the official name of the colors but I would call them salmon and white. I first saw it at a show near Baltimore years ago. He was staying at the same campground were we were so we got to see it up close and got to know him and his family. We have seen it several times since then. He has some very cool little cars in his collection.

I am sure that yours is just as nice from the photos that you sent a while back showing the step-by-step work that you did. cool.gif

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I knew metropolitans were small. Aparently when you take photos of small cars, you get small pictures. smirk.gif That is a life size photo, right? confused.gif

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David, I tried clicking and stretching it, but it didn't work. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

The rest of Sky's pictures are on the gallery, but I'll let him tell the story. Somebody else will have to enlarge them. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> Wayne

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Wayne,

<img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />I fixed Skykings's Picture,

You had the URL for the thumbnail

there instead of the actual picture ;o)

Nice looking car there Skyking!

Definitly the right color.

Here's our family Met, called "Willie" after my grandfather!

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Had to be careful which Berkshire Green Met trunk I put my flea market

treasures into at Macungie this weekend. There were six in a row!

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yesterday I bought another Metropolitan, a 1960. This car was so nice I had to buy it. I've come to the conclusion, buying Mets is like eating peanuts, you can't stop at just one</div></div>

I have been hit by the same bug! I bought 1 Amphi a few years ago and so far I have had a number of them. I now have 3.5 Boats, 3.5 cars in my 2 car garage! You can't see it, but there are all the parts for another Amphi (minus body) in the far corner too! You just can't do this with many cars. grin.gif

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Good looking little fella! It's sort of like the Amphicar took the idea one step further. grin.gif

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Nice Metropolitan Skyking. I like the colors and it looks to be in nice condition. I see you have a Metropolitan garage mover beside the car in the picture Wayne posted above. smile.gif

Last time I was at Macungie's Das Awkscht Fescht a few years ago I thought the Metropolitan factory was still in production and located in Macungie as there was so many of them at the show. How many times have you been asked if it floats? I know many mistake the Amphicar for a Metropolitan.

John, your garage is shrinking as the picture you sent me a few years ago had much more room. I sent you a PM with a IAOC question.

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Thanks guys for all the thumbs up! And thank you Wayne for posting it on this thread, something I haven't learned how to do yet. The photos were taken in my son's garage, but we moved it to mine yesterday. That cherry picker next to the Met comes in real handy at both our garages. I wouldn't pull a motor any other way.

Steve, Willie looks great too!! Great summer for a rag top......I missed Macungie again this year, I heard the turnout for the Met meet was light. I may be there with 2 Mets next year. It sure is a great place for a show....

John, your garage looks normal to me.........you may be able to fit a Met sideways between the aqua & white car... grin.gif

I was chatting with a fellow Metropolitan Club person on the internet who was interested in buying my Met back in 1981 when it was in Colorado....he talked to the original owner..........small, small world we live in.

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I think there was only 22 Mets at Macungie this year.

I sorta lost count, after I counted all fingers and got my shoes off to count the toes also.

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Shop Rat - The name if Freestone, Ernie Freestone and he had a amazing collection of small cars.

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Hey Wayne, why don't you run the steps for everyone on how to post a photo again?

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Twitch, I tried last night and still screwed up.........I ended with alot of mumbo/jumbo...... frown.gif

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That's him!!! And I love the lettering on his trailer "Ernie's Toy Box".

Thanks Ron.

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