I think its the X9, (with suitable tweaking from the marketing boys) that should have been put into production instead.

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The newer of the two Metros is also a real rarity a 1985 C-plated MG in red, with 33,000 recorded miles.

Almost 1.4 million was reached under the hammer on Saturday when 173 of the 234 cars on offer were sold. Good car.

The wheels are not the ones I had on my Mk1, (RCU 92Y) which just so happened to be the worst car I ever owned. We didnt think that was expensive. It takes me back to the mid 1980s and reminds me of the colour of the screen font for the Amstrad computer 8256? Private limited with Share Capital, BUSINESS ACTIVITY (SIC) This lovely Alfa had a very reasonable Guide Price of 10-12k.

We bid on nearly a dozen cars at this Sale and only managed to bag one of them.

You dont need to download an individual bus app or train app, Moovit is your all-in-one transit app that helps you find the best bus time or train time available. Get 20% off purchases above 10. The cracking little MG attracted a lot of attention and sold well at 8,600. It would crack (an indicated) 120 mph and its wet road handling on remoulds was FUN!

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The 6|GO TO TOWN is the first Bus that goes to Anglia Car Auctions in King'S Lynn And West Norfolk. 0207 608 5516 Apart for an obvious lack of marvelous Minis and some fab Fast Fords, as always the team at Anglia, delivered yet another great collection of cars and genuinely something for everyone.

I can still remember my first viewing of a black MG Metro 1300 aged 14 years I thought it was absolutely cool !! Esso Garage, West Winch is 713 meters away, 10 min walk. However I loved the metallic blue colour and the red seatbelts!

of my then favourite Metro, the 1275 S in Applejack with those same matching green seats as the Snapdragon car above which I thought a little sad, as it was still quite a fresh/new car back then.

The very first Mk 1s didnt have the bonnet dropping down between the headlamps like this. Lover of all makes of car since childhood, with a particular leaning towards Austin-Rover Father of three boys, so hoping to spread the car love. Hardwick Tesco, King's Lynn is 851 meters away, 11 min walk.

(fitted with the smaller/cheaper Allegro headlights) 998cc HLE and 1275cc S and HLS, which were fitted with the fancier flush headlights.

Fond memories of the Metro, had the usual faults but it just kept going on a shoestring budget, often wish I had a K series with interconnected Alex Moulton suspension. Home News Anglia Car Auctions Saturday 24th September. I do hope they are preserved, but there will be strong bidding competition from Mini enthusiasts wanting to break them for their oily bits and weight the rest in, a fate which most of their contemporaries have already suffered.

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I forgot to say, I love the green accents in the Metro S interior.

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On the downside, the car hasnt been MoTd since 2012, and is also registered on V-CAR as a Category C Insurance write off, recorded in 2005.

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People often ask us. Only downsides was it was beige coloured, (so uncool) and had a large bubbling corrosion patch on the front spoiler and I thought I was about to lose my job, (I didnt as it turned out) so sadly had to pass it by. Wish I had kept it as it was in really super condition.

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I had a 1.3S in Denim?

Started out as a local newspaper journalist then worked for car mags including Auto Express, Classic Car Weekly and Land Rover Owner. Not sure about the bonnet line, but the original MK 1 didnt have the sloping headlights, they were recessed and upright, like this one here: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3287/5700665326_8137d38380_n.jpg.

30/09/2021. A pair of extremely rare Metros are to go under the hammer in a months time, in the first of 2015s Anglia Car Auctions classic sales.

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Contact Us I agree , but that will upset the Mini afficianadoes, far more room inside, hatchback, easier to work upon in the engine bay, same fuel efficiency and perky roadholding.

The Mark 2 Austin/MG Metro with its new dashboard fascia and new bonnet with a lower leading edge was unveiled in October 1984 at the British Motor Show and went on sale immediately.

Sold. The market definitely liked this one too.

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I hope the yellow car goes to a good home, I drove a Metro city for 10 years, scrapped at 15 years of age, there were so many Metros in the breakers yards towards the end, I had the entire interior from one of the top spec cars for 40, I think it was a Vanden Plas Metro the seats were so much more comfortable in the high spec cars. Bridge Classic Cars spent the day with Rob, Lyn and the team at Anglia Car Auctions for their classic car auction. Metro Owners Club reading this.

Funnily enough I saw an early immaculate W reg Metro last week in Cheltenham, turning into the GCHQ car park. It reportedly comes with the original bill of sale and stacks of history, and while it, too, is without an MoT, the ticket only expired in November 2014, so it shouldnt take a huge amount of effort to get it through another one. 36,000. Sold for shade under 20 grand. Lot 165.

As we headed across the windswept Fens of East Anglia driven mad by road works, diversions and a disobedient Sally Sat Nav, we were coming to the same conclusion. Yes, were off to Anglias Spring Classic Sale, read on to find out how things went. Bridge Classic Cars are award winning Classic Car Restoration and Maintenance specialists.

Lot 29. This LHD Californian Z came to the UK in 2019 along with a fresh resto from a few years before.

These Train lines stop near Anglia Car Auctions: GREAT NORTHERN. His did have key-operated central locking which I was quite jealous of until he admitted it didnt cover the boot, so was rather pointless on a 2 door car. Guide Price of 12-16 was well stretched. Incidentally, if the eventual winner turns out to be an AROnline reader, then please drop mea line (craig@aronline.co.uk), as among the pile of BL-related tat in my lock up, I think I might just have a pair of NOSMetro-branded mudflaps that match the one thats gone AWOL.

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Fab car.

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The first was my Dads which was (I think) an 86 1.0L, which he used to potter about to work in, and my 1993 1.1S in Pearlescent Caribbean blue, which I bough new.

Time to grab a bargain.

Our family had two Metros. My mate had a similar 1985 black one when it was about 5 years old quick enough in its day but fragile in his abusive hands.

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I was bowled-over by the much more attractive interior with its herringbone seats, leather wheel, red carpet/stripes on the binnacle and very exotic red seatbelts,(far too daring/continental for Auntie Leyland surely?) (23 years and 9 months old), CONFIRMATION STATEMENT MADE UP TO

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Can relate to that I was a similar age when someone in our road bought a very early and very cool red MG Metro which I gawped at for at least 10 minutes noting the many differences. Home based, which is dangerously convenient for further irrational heap purchases.

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Companies House does not verify the accuracy of the information filed. but I think the wheels are off a Mark 1.

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45111 - The oldest, and probably rarest, is the 1981 Metro S finished in Snapdragon Yellow, with curiously contrasting green seat trim.

I can confirm those wheels and rear spoiler are correct for that age of MG Metro 1300, although the black vinyl strip below the rear window is not. Another nugget, all these early cars came fitted with the same style steel wheels, but the then range-topping HLS alone had chrome rings added.

A serial impulsive car purchaser, Craig has had his name on over 200 V5s over the past 20 years.

The 1981 Metro S in Snapdragon with Green trim is the same colour combination as used for the S in the 1980 Metro launch brochure.

I had a E reg 1.6 Sierra.

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This was in terrific condition too.

Sold. Telephone: 771881, c/o Hodson Lewis Ours had a fibreglass front spoiler, but we removed it as it was forever getting caught on stuff.

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Sold new via Henleys London, it entered storage some time in the Seventies and there this beauty remained until today.

Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce. Its a shame Alec Issigonis didnt come up with something like the Metro in the late 1960s rather than the X9. Sold for 17,500. - Present (23 years and 9 months).

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Absolutely loved it to bits!

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On to the next Sale and in between our search for the right cars continues.

I hope both find good caring homes and that we will get to see them at Pride of Longbridge. Click on the Train route to see step by step directions with maps, line arrival times and updated time schedules.

Datsun 240Z. The yellow S really takes me back I can just picture it in my first brochure. The GREAT NORTHERN is the last Train that goes to Anglia Car Auctions in King'S Lynn And West Norfolk. Fingers crossed then that there are some members from the lively (ad very enthusiastic!)

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I spoke to Rob George at Anglia Car Auctions yesterday, and apparently the Metros, as well as the other cars from the same collection, are all being taken for MoT before the sale.

I have a soft sport for Metros, mostly because my Mum had a base spec clove brown one from 1984 to 1994. These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby -

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Also with some wild eighties colour schemes it seemed to look the part. Anglia Car Auctions, King'S Lynn And West Norfolk, King's Lynn - West Winch - Setchey - Tottenhill - Downham Market - Hilgay - Ten Mile Bank, King's Lynn - West Winch - North Runcton - Fair Green - Middleton, King's Lynn - West Winch - Setchey - Marham, Hunstanton - Wisbech (Harecroft Road Grammar School). The nearest train station to Anglia Car Auctions in King'S Lynn And West Norfolk is a 6 min walk away.

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The minor damage visible to the rear bumper could have been enough to have deemed it an unviable repair a decade ago, when Metro values were much lower, so provided the rest of it checks out okay, this could turn out to be a cracking buy, and an extremely rare car. On the plus side, the car is reported to have covered just 13,000-miles from new, and looking at the condition of the bodywork, under-bonnet and interior, that seems perfectly believable.

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I was still only 18 when I had the chance to buy a bargain very early HLS for the hefty sum of 1250, (about 500 less than market value back then) from an old boy who had it from new, always garaged/serviced and just 12,000 miles driven. After 3 engines, wings and new trailing arms I ended up putting a new front subframe and engine from a standard metro in it.

I do not think that that MG Metro is a mark one. The market seemed to agree.

The colour-coded rear spoiler and introduction of wheel trims first started in 1986 on the All-White editions only.

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I think thats a cracking idea.

Love them both!

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The S is my favourite. You can change your cookie settings at any time. E: team@evoke-classics.com. This company does not have any audit qualifications. When a car doesnt sell at auction, its often said, there was no-one in the room for that car today. Moovit helps you find the best way to get to Anglia Car Auctions with step-by-step directions from the nearest public transit station. blue (light blue), as my first car. The Kln station is the nearest one to Anglia Car Auctions in King'S Lynn And West Norfolk.

If everything else is right, like this Mercedes was, the numbers on the clock, which in this case were 100,600, are not massively important.

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Its rather rare to come across an all original fully complete car in this condition. Actually Im more confused now, as although I always thought what I said above was correct, Ive just realised the photo I linked to shows a Y, and the one above is a W reg So anyone?

I had a 1991 1.8 LX Sierra at 10 11 years old. The Metros, both of which come from the same private collection, are to be offered at the ACA sale on Saturday, January 31, 2015 and, although neither has an MoT, they both appear to be well worth preserving. Suffolk IP32 7FA

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PE30 4NB The 1.3 S was the original hot Metro and a very underrated car as the MG took all the glory when it came out.

Lot 173. My parents had a B-reg MG Metro in cream with those wheels. That is a good sign the market is healthy. Enter your username or email to reset your password.

Both of the Metros are being offered without reserve, and form part of an 18-car collection that also includes a number of rare and encouragingly ordinary Fords that are bound to attract plenty of attention on the day. to view this information. I nearly bought a red W reg 1.3 S Metro when I passed my test back in 1985.Money wouldnt stretch to the Metro,so settled for a 1971 J reg Austin 1300 GT instead!!

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Had a lot of fun in it though.

10 per cent of those have been either 800s or Austin Allegros, with between 10 and 20 cars usually owned at any one time. Oh the fun I could have had turning that car into a hot little sleeper as time went on/funds would have allowed, (sigh).

After six weeks back on the road it was nicked, never to be seen again. At UK launch, the miniMETRO range as it was called then consisted of 998cc Base, L,

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The body-coloured rear spoiler was then extended to other body colours at a later date which, without referring to my Todays Cars brochures, was possibly in 1987.

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But on the other hand, it means we came away nearly empty handed.

My Rover Metro was a fantastic little car, which went after about 7 years when the first of my (three) children meant we needed more space. Lot 222. The nearest bus stop to Anglia Car Auctions in King'S Lynn And West Norfolk is a 10 min walk away.

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Would having been market leading at its likely 1972/3 launch, a rather better option for both hapless punters and BL themselves having to wait for years for the not-quite-as-clever and more expensive to build Metro to arrive.

Lot 14. Love the S too, gorgeous, rare little beauty! Learn how your comment data is processed.

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1967 MG 1100.

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However, when there is two or more people in the room for a car its usually fireworks! For information on prices of Bus and Train, costs and ride fares to Anglia Car Auctions, please check the Moovit app. It struck me that I havent seen any other early once ubiquitous Metros on the road for quite some time now.

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A question? Even grim base Metros were just a modern fantasy then, well out of my 800 max spend for a car at that tender age. Was just about aware enough at that age to realize it would mean the death

1974 Rover P6 3500 Auto. Check out this list of stops closest to your destination: I have missed it since the day I sold it, and have always wished I had kept hold of it. Apply discount code SAVE20 at checkout. They stick in my mind because they were forever going flat. This was our Star of the Sale.

The auction room was packed, over-packed some might say and the bidding, as usual, was fast & frenzied. First Floor, Abbotsgate House

I always thought that the little 1275 A series was well suited and had lots of usable torque. Sainsburys, King's Lynn is 836 meters away, 12 min walk. The nearest stations to Anglia Car Auctions are: These Bus lines stop near Anglia Car Auctions: 32|GO TO TOWN, 37, 39, 40, 6|GO TO TOWN.

Click on the Bus route to see step by step directions with maps, line arrival times and updated time schedules. Not much to say about this lovely little Karman other than it was a lovely little car and we were out bid. although the idea of a red pinstripe around the grille was obviously

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The Metro was a much better car than the Mini.

25,000.

IP32 7FA. Somehow, the MK II MG Metro looked softer than the original when viewed from the front.

The Mk.1 MG was the first Metro fitted with factory-fit alloys and these were also used on earlier Mk.2 as in the above red car. Lot 183. Hardwick Narrows Does mileage matter?

Also the bootlid & spiler doesnt look right for a Mk2 Im sure the Mark 2s had a colour coded spoiler and no black on the horizontal bodywork under the rear window. Would love another 1.3S one day.

With just 48,000m on the clock, a great document file, five owners and the last one for 22yrs, we are slightly bemused why the market is not recognising these cars. Lovely especially the yellow 1.3S! When it worked it was a super car but it just never did!

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Dreadful car totally gutless, noisy, and needed constant tuning.

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