Here’s a strange and yet compelling one to get your teeth into – a chrome and carbonfibre-wrapped Rover Metro Rio. Obviously, it’s going to be an acquired taste this one, but we rate this as pretty cool.
According to the blurb that comes with the sale, it’s an immaculate low-mileage example, and looking at the condition of the sills and arches in the images on eBay, we’d certainly not argue. But as a first car, this Metro could do someone very proud, whether they keep the wrap or not (and we certainly would)… besides, it’s a four-speeder and even has a manual choke. Newbie motoring doesn’t come any better than this.
There is a back story to the wrap, of course, and you’ll no doubt find out soon, as this smooth little Metro is about to be featured on a well known car TV show. That’s all we know.
View the sale on eBay, but be quick – four days and counting on this chromed beauty!
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