Lot 267 - 1987 MG Metro
|Odometer reading||69,540 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,816|
- Photographic restoration
- Extensive recent expenditure
- Offered without reserve
The Metro is a supermini car, later, a city car that was produced by British Leyland and later, the Rover Group from 1980 to 1998. It was launched in 1980 as the Austin Mini Metro. It was intended to complement and eventually replace the Mini and was developed under the codename LC8. The Metro was named by What Car magazine as ‘Car of The Year’ 1983 as an MG, and again as the Rover Metro in 1991. During its 18-year lifespan the Metro wore many names; Austin Metro, MG Metro and Rover Metro. It was rebadged as the Rover 100 series in December 1994.
This enthusiast owned MG Metro was registered in March 1987 and presents well in white with a contrasting grey interior and is fitted with a Turbo body kit. The car has been extremely well cared for, rarely used and always garaged during the vendor’s tenure. Recent documented expenditure has totalled nearly £3,000. The file for this 80’s classic contains an earlier photographic restoration, various bills/receipts, lots of previous MoT test certificates and an original owner’s handbook. Presented for auction with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until May 2023, this iconic car is offered without reserve.