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#121 OFFLINE   Marty

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 01:05 PM

What's a 'Metro Sport', just some rubbish special edition?

Yes - a boggo standard 1.3HL with slightly sporty looking wheels (optional extra - or you could have trimz sir) and half leather stering wheel.Not until the GTa edition did the lump get breathed on slightly and it got the slightly sporty seats and steering wheel as standard - the GTa also got cross spoke alloys too, which look quite nice painted white.It was still a bag of old ladies crusty pants though.

#122 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:17 PM

Yes my mate had a D plate Metro Sport, however his was based on the Ultra Povo Spec City, with 'trimz, stripes (ending in a fetching tennis ball motif), a britax pop up 'roof and erm... thats it. Not even a Clock, Cig Lighter.. nuffin!! :roll:

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:57 AM

Didn't those white GTa wheels have problems gripping the tyres? I think I recall stories about the brakes stopping the wheels and the tyres slipping on the rims leading to some very peculiar rear-ending incidents.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:58 PM

Not something to do with confusion over whether metric or imperial tyre sizes should be fitted to them?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:35 PM

it was those white paited alloys on MG versions as I recall, might be an urban myth though!

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:59 PM

Early Metros also had a problem with the low down fuel filler just in front of the rear wheel arch. It would slosh fuel onto the OSR wheel on left hand bends causing the rear end to lose grip. I seem to recall a number of police panda cars were involved in such incidents, after which BL did something about the problem. A girl in our school sixth form (this is going back a bit!) rolled her Metro at low speed on left hand bend. I remember she described the rear sliding outwards and she veered up the nearside bank, putting the car on its roof. It was years later I heard about the fuel filler issue and always wondered if it was the cause of her accident.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:43 AM

Funnily enough I was reading some 'Outraged of Tunbridge Wells' letters in Motor from the mid-80s on exactly that subject recently, although it did remind me of people who fill their cars to the brim, then wonder why petrol starts coming out of the overflow when they've parked their cars in the sun...Cross-spoke white alloys - as on the Advantage special edition, no? Torsten, I think the alloys you mention weren't cross-spoke, but still nice. I have a bizarre hankering for a wood n' leather Rover Metro 1.4GS myself...

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 07:45 PM

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Illegally parked Scamera Partnership Van on double yellows.

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Honest, its an X plate accord

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 07:54 PM

Love the pic of the illegally parked piggy bank van, rather ironic in a them and us type way :roll: :lol:
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 01:02 PM

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For some reason I thought this was a 3 door, I realise now its not :(

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Sponge for bumpers, now there is a novelty....

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Another mint Mk1.... Where do they keep coming from?

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Garlic eccentricity and unreliability in its basic form...

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A very shit photo of a rare working Vel Satis.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 03:28 PM

Just read this thread through -- some great spots, Marty!The first car on p1, the black Viva drag-monster, wasn't that on the bay recently? Apparently quite usable.Absolutely love the BX harlequin! My brother built a Ford Ka version out of a vandalized write off. He ran a breakers yard in Leeds at the time. It was his son's first car, I think. Turned some heads, that one.Keep up the spotting...looks like the weather is usually too foul in Blackpool to venture out of the comfy,warm BX though! :wink: :)

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 04:28 PM

A good argument for never clearing out your image bank accounts & breaking all the links (those that do) in the threads because newcomers won't have seen them so will enjoy catching up!

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 04:51 PM

I think its more my tidying up my photobilge account and arranging into separate folders, Just been looking back myself and it looks like I spend a lot of time at McD's

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Some of the busted links again...

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 11:57 PM

:D Oh, it was at McD's was it? :lol: I thought you'd chased someone up their own drive to snap that Belmont! ^^lol :lol: :oops: :roll:

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 08:12 AM

Ma Honey! (my way of saying I like the Cabstar)

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 03:21 PM

Marty, love the mod'ed sign - Orkney by any chance? Pronounced "twayt" apparently, but I don't buy it...

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 05:57 PM

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Badged up "Broughton" Any ideas???

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 06:04 PM

The badged Broughton looks like a Ford A series that has been modified by Devon based Reynolds Broughton, who specialise in airport crash tenders :wink:
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 06:04 PM

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Badged up "Broughton" Any ideas???

a variation on a Ford A series?

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 02:22 PM

I have quite a bit to upload, but having "issues" with my home PC - but caught site of two beauties which needed immidiate upoloading off my phone (apologies if I cant get the Metro with its Supercover sticker the right way up - photobilge is being a cnut today)

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Somewhere near Garstang

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St Annes on Sea.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 04:11 PM

here ya go:

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 04:54 PM

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 05:07 PM

Is the Renault 18 a diesel? I seem to remember them having a little diesel badge on the grille..

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 07:39 PM

Is the Renault 18 a diesel? I seem to remember them having a little diesel badge on the grille..

Not sure, Snapped in a hurry whilst trying to find this totally out of the way GP practice - I was Uber late and Uber lost. :(

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:52 PM

I have quite a bit to upload, but having "issues" with my home PC - but caught site of two beauties which needed immidiate upoloading off my phone (apologies if I cant get the Metro with its Supercover sticker the right way up - photobilge is being a cnut today)

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Somewhere near Garstang

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St Annes on Sea.

The postman has the same Renault except his in perfect condition, possibly restored, but an original Irish registered car. I remember that was one of the cars my Dad thought of getting, the one he looked at in the showroom was green, he instead plumped for a Toyota Carina.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 03:23 PM

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 03:32 PM

Blimey! :shock: Hovercraft shite!!

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 03:33 PM

Blimey! :shock: Hovercraft shite!!

Yes, I went looking for the remenants of Freckleton Rover and found a bus store with hovercraft instead....

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 12:16 AM

Frig!! Roadworthy Imp! W-reg Metro! Civic Shuttle and Carina II combo! Un-rusty Mk1 Fiesta! Duple Dominant! LOVELY but what's that white cabrio thing? RX7??

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 02:30 AM

but what's that white cabrio thing? RX7??

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