Cooper Metro

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Pete
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Cooper Metro

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Didn't think any of John Cooper's prototypes had survived...

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It's in Devon isn't it? I think my brother tried buying it while ago.
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Pete wrote:
Didn't think any of John Cooper's prototypes had survived...
According to the Guys on the Metro owners forum, there is just the one (see reg plate)

British Leyland would not know of it, and immediately pulled the plug on the car, as they were close to announce the new MG 1300 Metro.
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John Cooper mentions two Metro Cooper prototypes in this 1982 MTN interview with David Vizard:
viewtopic.php?t=6059&p=42397

Metro Monaco (nee Cooper):
http://www.aronline.co.uk/blogs/cars/au ... ro-cooper/

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater
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Seem to recall seeing that on eBay a few years back (like most things appear to at least once :roll: ).
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Does make you wonder which came off the drawing board first, Cooper's souped up Metro or Austin Rover's ?
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The Metro Monaco 'MWV 50W' has just resurfaced on Facebook! Little bit of history that car, forerunner to the MG Metro, great find!
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The owner's popped up some new pictures of the Metro Monaco on Facebook. There's also a photo from Beaulieu, does anyone remember it at Bulee?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1409754 ... 300870650/
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:o very nice to see it is still alive and well.

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Re: Cooper Metro

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Cool :) good to see another part of John Cooper,s heritage preserved.

Would love to see the enginebay with all its JanSpeed goodies.
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