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The Metropolitan Story
Shipping Weight 1890 LBS
Key Number 703
Purchase Date ... May 20th, 1959
Important: Be sure to read break-in records on page 17 before operating your Metropolitan.
An invitation to Happy Motoring!!
Future Reference Data Record
Chassis Serial Number E 59570
Body Number 59618
Model Number 562
Trim Number T 900
Paint Number P914 & P915
An Invitation to Happy Motoring!! Written in (1959)
The Metropolitan has been conceived as an answer to your personal driving requirements, and to meet today's traffic conditions.
With years of continuous research and development by American Motors, this unique automobile has been produced in England by skilled craftsmen with traditional small car quality workmanship.
We are both proud and happy that you selected the Metropolitan. You are invited to join our owner's club by addressing an inquiry to "Metropolitan Club" American Motors Corp., 14250 Plymouth Road, Detroit 32, Michigan
This Metropolitan is equiped with:
Weather Eye --- pull it out in proportion to the heat desired
Windshield Wiper --- Pull to operate and push to stop ...operated electrically ... not by vacuum
Directional Signal Control ---- Move control in the direction of intended turn
Parking Brake ... To set pull lever, to release, apply rearward pressure
Radio On-Off-Volume Control ( Wow!! ) To turn on, rotate inner knob clockwise until click and rock on to Elvis!!!
Radio Station Control ... Tune until you are on the station
Cigarette Lighter ... push in
Oil Pressure Warning
No Charge Indicator
Shifting Gears ... syncromesh transmission
Length 149 1/2 inches, Width 61 1/2 inches, Height 54 11'16 inches
Wheelbase 85 inches
Shipping Weight Hardtop...1890 lbs (if this vehicle had been a convertible it would have weighed 1850 lbs)
Washing: Saturate Dirt and was gently with clean sponge
Dry with Clean Damp Chamois
Polishing: Wait six months for enamel-curing
Chrome: To clean...soft cloth or sponge
Upholstery: brush and vacuum frequently
Break-In-Period: DO NOT EXCEED 45 MPH for the first 500 miles!!!!!
Progressively increase speed, but not full throttle until 1500 miles!!!
NOTE: Engine noise and oil consumption can be expected to reduce as break-in progresses and internal friction decreases!!!
Change the oil between the first 300 and 500 miles and
NOT LATER than 1000 miles
All information has been taken from the Owner Manual
American Motors Corporation
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