For Sale: Custom Pro-Street Nash Metropolitan with a 540 ci Chevy V8

Custom Pro-Street Nash Metropolitan with a 540 ci Chevy V8

Barrett-Jackson will auction this custom 1961 Nash Metropolitan in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 11-19. The little dragster was built by Rodger Purdy Jr. from Pro Street Chassis in New Jersey. It rides on a custom tubular chassis with a Mustang II front suspension and four-link rear suspension. A 540 ci Chevy big-block V8 with Pro Comp aluminum heads capable of 620 horsepower sticks out of the hood. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Transmission Specialties Turbo 400 3-speed automatic transmission and Ford 9-inch rear end with a LSD and 4.10 gears. You can view more photos of the build here (scroll down).

Custom Pro-Street Nash Metropolitan with a 540 ci Chevy V8

Custom Pro-Street Nash Metropolitan with a 540 ci Chevy V8

Custom Pro-Street Nash Metropolitan with a 540 ci Chevy V8

Custom Pro-Street Nash Metropolitan with a 540 ci Chevy V8

Custom Pro-Street Nash Metropolitan with a 540 ci Chevy V8

Custom Pro-Street Nash Metropolitan with a 540 ci Chevy V8

Custom Pro-Street Nash Metropolitan with a 540 ci Chevy V8

Source: Barrett-Jackson via Hagerty

4 thoughts on “For Sale: Custom Pro-Street Nash Metropolitan with a 540 ci Chevy V8”

  1. “No Reserve”, it will be interesting to see where the hammer falls on this one. It will take a special person to buy this and two special people to have an auction.

      1. Dude, you are special.
        Congrats on the cool car. I hope you have a long and happy relationship with it. I know it will be fun at cars and coffee.

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