A classic-friendly breaker in Norfolk has got four ailing Metros in varying states of disrepair, that are being offered for sale complete before being broken for spares.
The four Metros are an L-Plate 1.4 GSi with 55,000 miles on the clock, an M-reg ‘Nightfire’ special edition with a six-figure mileage but seemingly solid bodywork, an M-reg ‘Rio’ with 44k on the clock and trademark flaky arches and an N-reg Rover 111 with 71k.
According to the DVLA Enquiry Service, the red 1.4 GSi was last taxed as recently as April 2014. The Rover 111 was taxed until August 2012, the Nightfire has been unused since March 2013 and the Rio since January 2014.
All are priced at little more than scrap value, ranging from £195 to £295, meaning that, if nothing else, they would make good spares donors – though of the three the GSi and Rover 111 look like reasonably viable projects beneath the visible grime.
All are at Barretts Car and Commercial in Beccles, Norfolk. The breaker can be contacted on 01502 677464.
Also at the site are a couple of interesting Rover R8s: an early Polynesian Turquoise Cabriolet with a scabby wheelarch and ragged hood for £295 and a seemingly very clean 214 SEi in Nightfire Red, with some ‘interesting’ accessory adornments. The SEi is MoT’d and in running order, and looks like a pretty good buy at £495 – particularly if you like chrome…