Lot 185 - 1988 MG Metro

Lot 185 - 1988 MG Metro

Lot 185 - 1988 MG Metro

Lot Number 185
Registration E657 JPC
Chassis Number SAXXFWNM1DB612241
Engine Number 12HD240112887
Odometer reading 19,279 miles
Estimate No Reserve
  • Very good original example
  • Believed less than 20,000 miles
  • Offered at No reserve

The MG Metro was introduced in May 1982 some 18 months after the closure of the MG factory at Abingdon. MG’s first attempt at the then new ‘hot hatch’ era, it was the perception of many manufacturers that most car buyers were concerned, open top two seat sports cars were something from the past. The MG Metro boasted some quite positive features for the day including the standard use of powerful servo assisted brakes using four-pot calipers up front, very competitive performance and superb economy courtesy of the responsive and well proven A+ series engine. With around 120,000 made between 1982 and 1990, most are of the facelift variant launched in October 1984 where the bonnet line was lowered and streamlined, and a new interior and dash moulding was introduced.

This lovely, rust free 1988 MG Metro is completely original and is believed to have covered less than 20,000 miles from new, this would seem to be correct by its lovely condition and the MoT history going back to 2006. Finished in black with the original side decals and grey cloth seats it has the correct red carpets and seat belts. This MG Metro is supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate which expires in February 2025. This is an iconic car which is being offered at no reserve. Price guide £6,000-£9,000. Consignor John Tomlin.

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