It was to sail like a tiny boat through the waves of suburban America. With a wheelbase shorter than a VW Beetle, the Nash Metropolitan was conceived as an ideal city ‘stopping and shopping’ car.
When you design a car with the help of a wind tunnel, ‘Airflyte’ might seem like a good name for the result. Nash-Kelvinator certainly thought so, for that’s what engineering boss Nils ‘Wally’ Wahlberg christened their 1949 model, which represented the first radical design advance after World War ІІ.
Nash Motors of Kenosha, Wisconsin was Tunned in 1910 when former General Motors president Charles W Nash purchased the Thomas B Jeffery Company, producer of Humbler and Jeffery cars since 1902.