My Life with a 1956 Nash Metropolitan: The Cutest Micro Car

There’s a certain charm about owning a classic car that defies description. But when it comes to my 1956 Nash Metropolitan, words like “cute” and “fun” are probably the most appropriate. As the proud owner of this timeless beauty, I feel a sense of joy that goes beyond mere transportation.

A Glimpse of History

The Nash Metropolitan has always been more than just a car. With its compact design and cheerful disposition, it represents a pivotal era in automotive history. In the post-war optimism of the 1950s, American families were searching for affordable, economic, and practical automobiles. The Nash Metropolitan answered the call with a unique blend of style and substance.

Unmistakable Charm

What truly sets the Metropolitan apart is its aesthetic. Its rounded curves and smiling front grille could make even the most stoic car enthusiast crack a grin. The two-tone paint scheme in Berkshire Green of my model, a vibrant turquoise blue paired with a classic white, turns heads wherever I go.

But don’t let its small size fool you; the Metropolitan is packed with personality. The snug interior and vintage detailing provide a retro experience that transports you back to a simpler time.

Driving the Dream

The driving experience of the Nash Metropolitan is something every classic car lover should experience. The 1.5-liter engine won’t win any races, but it’s zippy and responsive, providing a ride that’s both engaging and exciting.

Taking this micro car for a spin on winding country roads or along the scenic coast is a pure delight. But it’s not about speed with this classic; it’s about the joy of the drive. The wind rushing through the windows and the large, sturdy steering wheel in your hands offer a unique, thrilling sensation that’s unlike any other for a car this size. Though not a speed demon by any means, this super cute and fun vehicle captures the essence of a time when driving was about pleasure, not just getting from point A to point B.

A Conversation Starter

Everywhere I go with my Nash, it becomes an instant ice-breaker. People of all ages are drawn to it, and its cuteness is an undeniable conversation starter. I’ve had countless interactions with strangers who wanted to know more about the car, share their memories, or simply compliment its appearance. Event when doing photoshoots it attracts attention and I don’t mind at all and enjoy talking with folks about my Nash.

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Maintaining a Legend

Of course, owning a classic car like the Nash Metropolitan isn’t without its challenges. Parts can be hard to find, and regular maintenance is essential to keep it running smoothly. But every wrench turned and every hour spent in the garage is a labor of love, a tribute to an era gone by. I am fortunate to have a great mechanic who keeps my Nash running.


Owning a 1956 Nash Metropolitan is not just about having a vehicle; it’s about preserving a piece of history, a cultural icon that embodies the fun-loving spirit of the ’50s. It’s about the joy of driving something that’s not merely a machine but a companion, a cute and quirky friend that brings smiles wherever it goes.

Every time I slide behind the wheel, I’m reminded of why I fell in love with this micro car. It’s more than transportation; it’s an experience, a piece of art, and a beloved member of my family. If you ever have the chance to see one or drive one, don’t miss it. The charm of the Nash Metropolitan is something truly special.

Grab this delightful Nash Metropolitan t-shirt, available in sizes small-4XL in our Etsy shop, along with a lovely Nash Metropolitan enamel pin. Enjoy the fun and charm of the Nash Metropolitan in your everyday style!


Life is a journey, enjoy the ride in a 1956 Nash Metropolitan

I am so excited to share with you all the newest addition to our mid-century modern family, our 1956 Nash Metropolitan!! My hubby Gary and I are over the moon excited with this adorable micro car that couldn’t be more perfect for two people (and their cute puppy dog). The fabulous turquoise blue color of Berkshire green just screams let the good times roll

The story behind our Nash Metropolitan is quite endearing and it puts a smile on my face when I think about it. Our Metro came from Oregon where it was put on a truck and driven down to a well-known Nash Metropolitan restorer in southern California. It belonged to a husband and wife who were Nash Metropolitan enthusiasts and their grown children were selling it as it had sat out in the fields for years since their folks had grown older. Fun fact is that the Nash Metropolitan is also known as the “clown car” because it looks so zany and small and their parents had actually attended the local clown college and drove around in their Metro’s dressed as clowns. Isn’t that wild!! It must have been a real hoot to see them!! The mom even had a convertible Nash Metropolitan for years and her husband purchased the hardtop for her but she never really drove it because she enjoyed the convertible so much. 

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Viva Las Vegas Car Show Style

  1. Pinup Couture Ginger Dress in Vegas Boarder Print Yasmina Greco Car Show

My hubby and I love classic car shows and this weekend we attended one of our favorite shows in Sebastopol, CA that benefits the local senior center. The dilemma of finding that perfect car show outfit is real so when Pinup Girl Clothing launched their 2018 Viva Las Vegas collection in collaboration with artist Derek Yaniger (tiki, shag art, atomic, mid-century modern) this past Spring I was really excited!!

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Pinup Girls and Classic Car Shows – Tips You Need to Know

Yasmina Greco Pinup Model Peggy Sue Hold onto your petticoats, ladies and gents! May is upon us, and it’s time to rev up those engines for a parade of spectacular classic car shows! For all you Pinup-loving Rockabilly gals, this is your chance to don those vibrant dresses, strut in high heels, rock those victory rolls, flaunt the perfect cat eye, and flash that siren-red smile. It’s time for the ultimate picture-taking extravaganza!

Yasmina Greco Rockabilly Pinup Vintage Model

  1. A classic car is a treasure!! Owners of classic cars poor their blood, sweat, and tears into restoring them, not mention they’re hard earned dollars. These are incredible automobiles that are a symbol of a bygone era. Plan your outfits carefully. Many times you will be right up next to these cars and you do not want to have any beads, chains, or purses with metal, or high heels that can touch the car as it will scratch it and that is not allowed. Also, keep in mind that many car shows are family friendly so dress appropriately and keep it tasteful like the classy gal you are. Always ask if you can take a photo next to the car…some shows the owners sit right next to them and other shows the owners are a mile away under the trees for shade. But, if an owner is close by, always ask. Sometimes they will even let you sit inside the car and take photos. Being kind and curious goes a very long way!!

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2016 in Pictures for Pinup Model Yasmina Greco

Yasmina Greco - Luna - Photos by Gary Greco

Yasmina Greco – Luna – Photos by Gary Greco

2016 has been a truly incredible year and I have so much to be thankful for. I have been doing Pinup for about one year now and have made so many friendships because of it. Pinup has given me the confidence to really put myself out there as a curve model and I hear from so many of my wonderful followers that they receive so much inspiration from my photos and how it makes their day. My style tends to be classic, elegant cheesecake with a hint of tease. If you follow me you know that I am all about the smile and facial expressions. I have been having so much fun doing Pinup and I am over-the-moon happy that I get to do so much of it with my photographer hubby Gary. We get to share in so many collaborations and adventures!!

Highlights for me personally on the Pinup front in  2016 was I was fortunate to have  opportunities to model for some of the leading brands in Pinup, Rockabilly and retro, vintage fashion and I learned so much from each photo shoot. Also, most of these brands are run by very strong women and it is so motivating to see just how hard they all work and what incredible work ethics they have. My pictures have been published internationally more than a dozen times this year and I am extremely proud of the hard work that went into each and every photo shoot and getting to work with the amazing photographers, hair and makeup teams and of course the magazines/publications.

Yasmina Greco Pinup Model

Yasmina Greco Pinup Model: Photos by Shameless Photography & by Ana J

Dreams really do come true thanks to my hubby!! We added a 1956 Nash Metropolitan to our family in 2016. The car needed a lot of love but hubby rescued it from a field and had it restored. Our Nash Metropolitan is a daily driver for us and we drive it to and from the office. Our Metro has also been featured in many of my photoshoots (some of my favorite pics are below). Many of you have told me how much you look forward to seeing Luna (our fluffy Bichon Frise puppy dog in the opening to this post) in my pics and here are some my favorites from 2016. I promise we will have many more pics with Luna in 2017…. she has a short attention span so sometimes we have a good chuckle because when she is done, she is done!

Yasmina Greco - Nash Metropolitan Classic Car

Yasmina Greco – Nash Metropolitan Classic Car – Photos by Gary Greco

2016 was also full of classic car shows. We made it to all the big shows in our area this year and boy were the summer ones scorching hot!! It was so great getting to meet so many fans and posing with you all. We look forward to the 2017 classic car shows and seeing you all again!!

Yasmina Greco - Classic Car Shows

Yasmina Greco – Classic Car Shows – Photos by Gary Greco

Many of you ask about the props and sets we use for photoshoots and all the items you see are ours. We really do live the vintage / Mid-Century Modern lifestyle and get a thrill when hunting for goodies to add to our collections, home and can be used in my pics. The red Philco Predicta TV in some December pics was a great find for us and it works!! We have some more neat and out-of-this-world treasures that will be featured in upcoming photoshoots.
Wishing you all an incredible 2017 filled with lots of love, good health, wealth and joy!!