Mini Metro-Mite

Metro-Mite saves you money
One of my most cherished possessions, a 1963 International Harvester Metro-Mite, here disguised as a delivery step van the size of a children’s toy passing for a promotional piggy bank pretending to be for a kid.
I can’t find the facsimile right now so I have to settle for this picture.

19 thoughts on “Mini Metro-Mite

  1. EricEric

    Thank you for asking!

    Because it took me a year to convince the owner to sell it to me, and weeks to sand and paint it in my friend’s front yard according to a color scheme designed by my sisters, into the adorable little bookmobile it is today. The one above is just its miniature I found on Ebay.

    Making a call at Midland International School in Colorado Springs

  2. AvatarMaurice

    Hi there, just bought one of these cute vans, how many are there left.
    Still runs, will need to strip the paint, little rust.
    What can you tell me about it, mine has a 1500cc british engine.

  3. AvatarJonah

    Beats living anything out of a Hummer.
    My contention is that something as big as a bus, gets the same mileage as a bus, should be used a a bus.

    Or to carry large heavy loads. Like lots of books.
    I personally am not able to pass by a used books store if I have a couple of dollars in my pocket.
    So bravo on this choice!

    And there is no way this one can be confused for a V8 powered strap on dildo either.

  4. Avatarvirtual

    I have a 1959 Metro Mite for sale. It too has the 50 hp ,BMC B-Series british engine, and gets approx 28 miles per gallon! Here is a web page about the engine Anyone interested please e-mail me regarding condition specifics, photos and price.

    virtualbud at hotmail dot com

  5. AvatarErik

    Hi George, I’m looking for a IH Metro. Prefer late ’50’s/early ’60’s model. Is yours still for sale? Please let me know (+pics?), flippererik at yahoo dot com.

  6. AvatarSusan

    I had one of these in the 70’s and I would love to get another one someday. I drove it to college from New England through Maryland and out to Missouri and camped with my room-mate. Some wonderful memories. I had to leave it behind when I got married but it was by far my favorite vehicle.

  7. AvatarChristine

    I have a 1961 International Harvester something that looks a lot like that with RV conversion inside. I live in Venice, CA, and may be interested in selling it soon. E-mail: Runemasque at hotmail dot com

  8. Avatarcheryl

    I have my dads 1963 international metro that he bought in 1966 and was his prize possesions it is a 4 cylinder and we have had it the family since 1966 and it was rare then

  9. Avatarsean stevens

    i have a ’66 I.H. metro mite that was once a postal vehicle. it has factory R.H. drive and a 220c.i. 6 cyl.
    i have it on craigslist for $300 in S.F. bay area but i live in chico, ca. I wanted to keep it and do it up, but i have too much going on…i’d love to find it a home.

  10. AvatarRichard Foisel

    I had a Green one That was stolen in California,
    The thing I was going to do? Put Schout axles under it, make a 4×4 ambulance out of it, for millita service.

  11. AvatarBrother Jonah

    If society is broken down to the point of Militia, an ambulance would be a one way ride anyway. Medical care depends on an intact societyi.
    Alternately, a modern ambulance is a rolling emergency room. If society has gone to hell that thoroughly, one would be a lot easier to obtain, ready made, than putting one together.
    “buying” one would be a “real steal” and since the service would be rationed way down, like available only to Government officials or Government Unofficials (The Koch Brothers and their Koch-licking sycophants for instance) it would be a valued prize, and morally tenable.

  12. Avatarsergio

    I have a 1966 international metro m 800 with 220 that run good i need a flywheel or ring gear i have the old one need it fixed help me anyone .602 487 8322 sergio

  13. AvatarGary

    I have allot of 1960 Metro Mite parts for sale. Steering colume, box & wheel
    Gas tank
    Side glass

    Gary 763-434-3705 in MN.

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