Rover

Metro 1.3L Clubman Automatic

£4,495.00

Year 1989
Mileage 49869
Colour Flame Red
Owners

A truly sensational, multi award winning concours Rover Metro 1.3L Clubman. This remarkable little car has got to be one of the most highly detailed and highly decorated Metro's on the show circuit and being owned by the Metro Owners Club Chairman, Mr Tom Morley, it is without doubt one of the very best that are known to exist. Over 11 years of ownership, complete dedication and meticulous attention to detail secured the prestigious accolade of a finalist award and the car being displayed on the Meguiar's Club Showcase stand at the NEC in 2019.

Rolling off the factory assembly line on 13/11/1989, it was then registered by Lex Mead Stockport to Mrs E McHale on 21/11/1989. It was kept strictly garaged, cossetted, loved and serviced every year for the next 20 years until the passing of Mrs McHale in 2009. It was then purchased by Tom Morley in that same year. Tom is an avid collector of BL produced vehicles and is evidently a perfectionist with an incredible drive and passion for detail. Tom is also the Chairman of the Metro Owners Club.

We consider this to be a very rare opportunity to obtain one of the very very best and highly detailed Rover Metros that exists. Hopefully it will find a new home were it is still used, taken to shows and admired...just get the trophy cabinet ready! Listed below are some of its accolades...


  • August 2010, BMC/BL Rally and Spares Day, Peterborough......1980's 1st in Class
  • August 2011, The 1100 Club National Rally, Capel Manor......Best Visiting Classic
  • July 2013, MG Saloon Day, Imperial War Museum, Duxford......Best Austin-Rover
  • August 2014, The VPOC Show Day, Coughton Court......Visitors 1st in Class
  • August 2014, The 1100 Club National Rally, Capel Manor......Best Visiting Classic
  • September 2014, BL Autumn Rally, Milton Keynes Museum......Best Metro
  • October 2014, Metro National Rally, MG Motor UK, Longbridge......Best MK2 Metro
  • May 2015, Battlesbridge Classic Car Show......Highly Commended
  • July 2015, BMC & Leyland Show Concours, Heritage Motor Centre......1980-89 1st in Class
  • September 2015, BL Autumn Rally, Milton Keynes Museum......Best Metro
  • June 2016, National Metro and Mini Show, British Motor Museum, Gaydon......Concours 2nd in 80's Class
  • July 2016, MG Saloon Day & ZED15, British Motor Museum, Gaydon......Class Winner- BL/ Austin Rover
  • August 2016, The VPOC Show Day, Nuffiled Place......Visitors 1st in Class
  • September 2016, Capel Manor Car Show, MMOC Concours......Concours Display Award
  • July 2017, BMC & Leyland Show & Shine, Heritage Motor Centre......1980's Class Winner
  • June 2018, National Metro and Mini Show, British Motor Museum, Gaydon......Concours- 1st in Metro Class
  • August 2018, 25th BMC/BL Rally and Spares Day, Peterborough......1980's - 1st in Class
  • March 2019, NEC Resto Show, Pride of Ownership Final......3rd Place
  • May 2019, 42nd Norfolk & Norwich Rover Club Rally, Bressingham......Modern Rover Winner
  • May 2019, 42nd Norfolk & Norwich Rover Club Rally, Bressingham......Car of the Show
  • November 2019, Meguiar's Club Showcase Finalist......Finalist Award
With its very impressive achievements on the show scene, this incredible little car is now ready to be used and enjoyed. The service history file is equally as impressive as the car itself and everything is filed and documented neatly. Complete with the full original handbook wallet including service booklet, a host of historic mot certificates and tax discs, current V5 registration document, original sales brochure and 2 sets of keys.