1985 AUSTIN METRO CITY X
H&H Classics | 16-Nov-2016 | Donington Park | Venue : Castle Donington Derby Derbyshire DE74 2RP
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 62
Year : 1985
Engine Size : 998cc
Colour : White
Interior : Cream / Brown
Registration No. : B415COM
Chassis No. : SAXXFHNB1AD419397
Engine No. : 99HA65P0110087
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

- 23,359 miles from new
- In previous ownership from 1986 to 2016
- Extensive history file complete with receipts reflecting expenditure and every MOT
Sold new by Patrick Motors of Sutton Coldfield and Registered on 31st Jamuary 1985 to Miss C Harris of Sutton Coldfield. The Metro returned to Patrick motors on 5th July that same year for its first service including oil and filter change at 1038miles.
On the 1st February 1986 when the car was one year old, it was sold by private treaty to a Mr and Mrs Turton residing in Aldridge, West Midlands. Mr Turton took the Metro for its first MoT on the 1st March 1988 with 3346 miles now recorded. All MoT's present reflect the incremental annual mileage of only a few hundred miles each year to this day. The metro was always maintained by the same mechanic from 1992 including minor minor jobs overtime such as replacing the tailgate struts. All receipts have been
retained and reflect the work carried out over the years.
Within the history pack there are various receipts showing the care the Metro has received over its lifetime. The full handbook pack is present and correct as you would expect. The radio blanking plate is still present also as no stereo was required.
In June 2016, the Metro was MoT'd once again and a new radius arm fitted at the same time. The Turton's then sold the car after 30 years of loving ownership.
Still shining in its Arun White paintwork and carrying its supplying dealer window sticker and number plates the Metro still drives like they did back in the 1980's, still riding on its original metric wheel. The interior is clearly in beautiful and unmarked condition and would not look out of place displayed in an Austin Rover showroom today. It has recently received a new exhaust pipe and also has a Unipart battery fitted.
At the time of the auction entry the miles recorded are 23359.