A selection of Metro photos which appeared in BL’s and Austin Rover’s sales brochures and press photos.
Action shot of a 1981 Metro 1.3S in Primula Yellow.
Launch photo for the Metro 1.3S.
Lower-end models, like this 1.0L, made do with recessed headlamps.
1981 Metro 1.3 Automatic: not an option, but a model in its own right.
The Metro Vanden Plas, as introduced in 1982. This was effectively a belated repalcement for the Allegro-based Vanden Plas 1500.
A 1.0HLE dating from the summer of 1985, featuring the newly-introduced revised front-end styling and metric ‘TD’ wheels.
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