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 Post subject: Cooper Metro
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 7:53 pm 
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Didn't think any of John Cooper's prototypes had survived...

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Metro
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:37 pm 
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It's in Devon isn't it? I think my brother tried buying it while ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Metro
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 12:56 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Metro
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:34 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Metro
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 9:31 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Metro
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 11:08 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Metro
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:19 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Metro
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:28 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Metro
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:06 am 
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:o very nice to see it is still alive and well.

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Metro
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:02 pm 
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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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