I think it’s fair to say that Austin Metro is not standard. Wouldn’t it have been nice if they left the factory like this, though?
From the seller: “Here we have my mk1 metro 1.3s that I’ve owned for about 3 years now. A previous owner had converted to mid engine rwd using the running gear from a 51 plate mgf/tf. At the time of the conversion the following parts was fitted
Payen 5750 head gasket
New water pump and gates belts
New clutch and crank seal
Hell braided clutch line
52mm throttle body
Pipercross viper air filter
The engine sits in the mg frame that so has coilovers as standard in the rear and an anti-roll bar and disc rear brakes. Box section has been used to hold the frame in place and is very strong.
Up front we have a standard metro frame that holds a 20ltr alloy tank the rest of the fuel system is a walbro 225 fuel pump and pre fitter the front suspension is standard metro hydrostatic units that have been individualised. Metro 4pot calipers with vented and grooved disc with ebc green stuff pads the front hubs have been drilled to 95.25mm to match the rear stud pattern.
Wheels are 14inch mg montego wheels wrapped in Toyo 195/45r14 tyres the have been shot blasted and painted white.
The mgf/tf wiring loom has been used so has electric power steering
Outside a mg metro turbo bodykit has been fitted and the car as been painted in the 80’s touring car livery (computerviston colour’s). Polycarbonate windows with sliding openers and vents to help air flow.”