ANSWER: When it’s a Metruck…
While I’d never be 100 per cent convinced of the structural integrity of such a thing, this interesting homemade venture appealed to me for one reason and one reason alone – if I squint a bit, I actually think it’s quite pretty…
Whilst I ready myself for cries of ‘Nurse, the screens’, let’s consider for a moment if this had ever made it into production. Sure, there was a Metro van, which sold in moderately small numbers, but a Metro pick-up?
Sure, it makes for quite a cute ute, but in terms of practicality, the tiny load bay hardly offers acres of practicality, while by the seller’s own admission there are areas of the Metruck that ‘need finishing’.
And quite how driveable it would be with a 1.8 K-Series turbo under the bonnet, I’ve no idea – but I’d certainly be loading the tray bed with bags of sand to even-out the weight distribution… I fear some serious lift-off oversteer could be on hand.
Even so, an intriguing prospect, and am I alone in thinking it’s actually not half-bad to look at?