My dad had one circa 1959. Two-tone orange and white with a 1 liter
Austin engine. He bought it to save money on gas because he had to
commute to work about 30 miles one way on Southern California freeways.
It didn't last long. Too small and underpowered amidst heavy 70 mph
traffic and gas, IIRC, was only about 23 cents/gallon at that time. I
can't recall its specific maladies but its hood/bonnet was in the open
position in the driveway much too often.
On 6/7/2011 7:23 AM, Walters, Martin wrote:
> A smaller brother to the Rambler was the Austin Metropolitan, which
> was desigend by Nash and manufactured by BMC/Austin for the North
> American market (and elsewhere).
> Martin -----Original Message----- From: Ian Nichols
> [mailto:ian.a.nichols@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 6:42
> AM To: Olympus Camera Discussion Subject: Re: [OM] (OM) OT words
> On 7 June 2011 11:28, Bob Whitmire<bwhitmire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Yep. Forgot that. Would make sense if it was released overseas that
>> they might have substituted a Mini for a Nash. Don't know how
>> global Nash went.
> Not very global, I suspect. They're pretty much unheard of in the
> UK. In any case, I've looked up pictures of them and in Europe a
> Rambler would not have been considered an unusually small car.
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