The memory of a Metro Standard recorded in the W must be assailed by the memories of 1981 – the last days of the three-channel television and a time when social aspirations aspired to a Sony C7 video recorder Betamax and where the supermini of BL was really fashionable. Car the magazine felt that this represented "a very big step forward in expanding the acceptability of the small car", Metros appeared under the name of Panda Cars in an extremely depressing soap opera Juliette Bravo, and of course the future Princess Diana drove an L.
The range was redone in 1984, but at that time, the market was dominated by the Fiat Uno and the Peugeot 205. In Standard version, the Lynch metro is inevitably less luxurious. the Vanden Plas we presented last year; even a rear wiper and cloth trim were the preserve of the L and the top. In the early 1980s, the level of equipment was as limited as that of the race. For £ 3,156, you purchased electric window washers, a plumb mirror and 'made in a nice embossed vinyl' seats. The story continues
In addition to the distinctive paint finish, Lynch particularly loves the drivetrain, although customers begin to complain about the lack of fifth gear (and that the venerable push-A Series engine has been around since 1951), he "loves the humming of the first report. Even if 25 years after the disappearance of the name of Metro, Lynch estimates that the attitudes vis-à-vis the subway are changing now. Most people have good comments about the car in person, especially on the forecourt. The example of the Applejack Green is "a permanent fixture with the MG ZT260 for the summer". And who could stand up to a car equipped with "seat belt wear warning lights and brakes on a 1981 car, well ahead of its time"?For tips and tricks, visit our Tips section, or sign up for our newsletter right hereFind a carStories of more classic cars at Telegraph Cars