Austin Metro Vital Statistics

Heritage have teamed up with Practical Classics to bring you the ultimate Austin Metro guide. If you’re thinking of buying a Metro or just looking to find out more about the history or value of the one you own this is the essential guide for you. We also compare this British staple with other market contenders to see how it fairs.

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August 4th, 2017

Jaguar XK8 (1996-2006)

The Jaguar XK8 made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1996 and was the long awaited replacement for Jaguars XJS model. Using the brand new V8 engine the Jaguar XK8 was said to be a true replacement for the world famous E-Type that was discontinued back in 1975.

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August 15th, 2016

Citroen DS 19 (1955 – 1975)

The DS had been long awaited. It was the replacement for the much loved Traction Avant, first produced in 1934 and one of the most advanced cars of its time. The retro sci-fi styling was by Flaminio Bertoni, an Italian craftsman, painter, sculptor and architect who set up Citroën’s first design studio soon after he arrived in Paris in 1931. Bertoni was also responsible for the Citroen’s 2CV in 1948 which was still being made in the same Paris factory 42 years later. Another of his designs was the corrugated HY van which unbelievable enjoyed a 33 year run of production on sale between 1947 and 1981.

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August 12th, 2016

Austin Mini Cooper 1275 S (1964-1967)

The Austin Mini was a revolution when it hit the car market back in 1959, back then it was originally named the Morris Mini Minor and the Austin Seven but by 1961 was officially named the Austin Mini. With its transverse engine and compact body shell the iconic Mini was something never seen before and everyone fell in love with it, which is why it became the best-selling car in British history with a production run of 5.3 million from 1959 to 2000.

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