Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Living With Classics -

Ben Plum­mer owns two Met­ros, one of which is (even) more ex­treme than the other. Ben says: ‘I bought an MG MkI that was go­ing to be scrapped and turned it into a fast-road car with a 1330cc en­gine, 276-de­gree cam, Fletcher man­i­fold and Janspeed ex­haust. It’s also got Rev­o­lu­tion 12x5 wheels and four-pot calipers. The re­sult is less of a shop­ping car and much more fun. My other Metro is an ex-hill­climb ma­chine that’s been con­verted to ad­justable AVO coilovers and has a full roll cage and a wide-arch kit. Swap­ping the sus­pen­sion over in­volved a lot of work as the bodyshell has to be strength­ened, but it’s a won­der­ful car to drive.’

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