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A Mega Priced Metro

1985 MG Metro 6R4 to be auctioned; it has an extraordinary estimate of £180,000 to £200,000 and just 175 miles on the clock

 

With over 1.5 million built during its production run, the Austin (and later Rover) Metro is in the top ten of car models sold by number in the UK ever. Lady Diana Spencer – later the Princess of Wales – drove a W-reg example prior to her marriage and the actor Peter Bowles was also said to have been a fan.

 

Promoted in jingoistic style by its manufacturer as “A British Car To Beat The World,” the Metro also found fame on the rally circuit. Created for the short-lived ‘Group B’ rally category, the MG Metro 6R4 bore a cosmetic resemblance to its city car parent, but in fact was something completely different and something that packed a bit of a punch.

 

Developed by Williams Grand Prix Engineering, this turbocharged 3-litre V6 engined car came in the form of a ‘Clubman’ model, a road-going version developing about 250 bhp, and a more powerful 410 bhp International ‘Group B’ specification rally car. Around 200 of the former were built and sold to the public whilst 20 of the latter were made.

 

In January, a 1985 ‘Group B’ example that has covered just 175 miles from new and was part of Williams Grand Prix Engineering’s collection from 1988 to 2005 will be sold at auction. It is presented in “sparkling condition” and was fully recommissioned and overhauled by BGM Sport in 2016/2017.

 

Silverstone Auctions will sell the car at their Autosport International Sale 2019 on 12th January at the NEC, Birmingham with an estimate of £180,000 to £200,000 ($227,000 to $253,000, €200,000 to €222,000 or درهم835,000 to درهم928,000).

 

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A Mega Priced Metro– 1985 MG Metro 6R4 to be auctioned with an estimate of £180,0000 to £200,000 ($227,000 to $253,000, €200,000 to €222,000 or درهم835,000 to درهم928,000) on 12th January 2019 through Silverstone Auctions at their Autosport International Sale 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.A Mega Priced Metro– 1985 MG Metro 6R4 to be auctioned with an estimate of £180,0000 to £200,000 ($227,000 to $253,000, €200,000 to €222,000 or درهم835,000 to درهم928,000) on 12th January 2019 through Silverstone Auctions at their Autosport International Sale 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.A Mega Priced Metro– 1985 MG Metro 6R4 to be auctioned with an estimate of £180,0000 to £200,000 ($227,000 to $253,000, €200,000 to €222,000 or درهم835,000 to درهم928,000) on 12th January 2019 through Silverstone Auctions at their Autosport International Sale 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.

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2 comments on “A Mega Priced Metro”

  1. The price seems mad initially but 1980s cars seem to be going up, up and up again. The articles you did on the Mercedes 190s and the Peugeot 205 GTis back that up also.

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