Here’s an indicator of how times change – and, hopefully, for the better…
Back in the day, this MG Metro Turbo would have been pretty worthless other than for its engine – we don’t need to go into detail here about Metros giving up their engines to Mini nuts, but the fact that, despite not having had an MoT in years, with a week to go and priced at £2,000 already, this uber-rare MG Metro Turbo appears to be finding its own value in the market is intriguing to see.
At least I hope so, as despite owning one myself, the last thing the world really needs is another modified Mini at the expense of an extremely rare Metro variant.
The fact that this example is already so highly priced shows that the values of Eighties cars, and of hot hatches in particular, are currently exploding (have you seen how much Golf GTis go for these days?), and also underscores the rarity of Metro Turbos. Who’d have thought it?
This one looks like a pretty sound car (although it’s not a ‘barn find’, as a garage in London is not, in any way, shape or form, a barn), but it’s not completely devoid of work required to make it roadworthy and show-able.
Is anyone else, like me, regretting not picking one of these up when you could have got one a few years ago as a £500 plaything?
The times, they’re a-changing. Eighties cars are massively ‘on the up’, and we’ll be doing a more in-depth feature on that subject over the coming weeks…
In the meantime, if you think this is worth more than a couple of grand and fancy a punt of your own, please do so here…
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