A collection of rare engineering blueprints for all generations of the Austin-Rover Metro, plus its stillborn Indonesian spin-off and a proposed Zagato-styled saloon variant of the Rover 100, have appeared for sale on eBay.
The collection, which is being offered for sale by a classic car specialist in Birmingham, allegedly contains enough information to start up a full Metro production line, including blueprints of all components, body-in-white tooling, factory production line layouts, plus all the programming code to operate the robots.
A fascinating, if somewhat curious, find – all we need now is some ridiculously wealthy philanthropist to buy the lot and start building Metros for us again… I have a fairly big back garden if needs be.
Does anybody know the story behind this lot?
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