VITAL STATS

Austin Metro Vital Statistics

Heritage have teamed up with Practical Classics to bring you the ultimate Austin Metro guide. If you’re thinking of buying a Metro or just looking to find out more about the history or value of the one you own this is the essential guide for you. We also compare this British staple with other market contenders to see how it fairs.

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August 22nd, 2016

Sunbeam Stiletto (1967-1973)

The name Sunbeam has been synonymous in car production since the early 1920’s with a reputation of producing fine quality cars with a sporting pedigree. Well, let’s face it you don’t design and build Britain’s first Grand Prix winner back in 1923 and come away unrecognised. Sadly financial problems ensued due to costly collaborations until the early fifties when Sunbeam once again started to produce sporty little numbers that attracted the public.

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December 1st, 2016

Volkswagen Golf GTI (1977 – 1984)

VW introduce the Hot Hatchback The Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of the most iconic and influential automobiles that Volkswagen has ever produced, every other car manufacturer has looked to this cult masterpiece before designing the own version. VW came up with the idea of a sporty hatchback way back in the early seventies and [...]

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Lotus Elan DHC (1962 – 1973)

The Lotus Elan started life as a lightweight roadster in 1963 and was constantly being developed through its four series life span…

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