What started your interest With the Metro?
My Mum had a D-reg City X when I was growing up then had a later 1993 Metro, which was my first car. I’ve always loved them – and BL products in general.
did you know how rare your car was when you bought it?
yes, I did, as the gentleman I bought her from had one the same specification but double the mileage.
What’s the standard reaction from members of the public?
They love her. The always reminisce about family members having one, that it was their first car or their friend’s first car or learnt to drive in a Metro. It’s the fact that she is so basic when compared to a modern super-mini that staggers them.
What Was one of the Most Memorable parts of its restoration?
Seeing her stripped down getting the TLC she needed to get her back on the road, but then taking her out and showing her off.