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Rover 100 1.4 Gta (Metro)

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:20 pm
by Freewheel
Last weekend we were at the outlaws in North Wales.
There Grandma's Rover 100 Gta came in for some serious treatment by young Joe. [N-plate 1.4 8 valve Spi: 75 bhp - accident recovered - keyed all round.]

Seized driver's side central locking actuation was all removed [door card off etc.etc.] , WD40'd; and rebuilt / replaced - so that now the lock button actuates with the central locking. Also transiently my Mrs when returning in the vehicle, had detached the handle from the lock mechanism while we were testing what was wrong ... easily fixed along the way..

Then the rear tail gate closure staple was fixed in the correct position... Grandpa was delighted.
But so was I when we went for a drive; we stormed out of Deganwy, through Conwy town walls and up the Sychnant pass and down into Dwygyfylchi.

Full tilt - red line in intermediate gears... indicated 85+ in 3rd on the A55T returning.
Oh! did I mention 360 cornering on roundabouts at Joe's instigation - Oh! so flat level cornering too.

We whooped with joy and delight: and now both Joe and I want a Metro!!! Never had so much fun in a small car in years: there's something very immediate about cars which pass on engine transmission noise and give good road feedback. On EBay now they're 10 years old mostly they seem to go for peanuts.

Sorry no pix at the moment...

Re: Rover 100 1.4 Gta (Metro)

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:04 pm
by chr15e
My brother used to a have an early MK3 Metro GTa. He loved it for all the reasons you've said Paul.

He went after a GTi version but we couldn't find one that wasn't very badly rusted. They are cheap but you need to be careful I think.

Re: Rover 100 1.4 Gta (Metro)

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:45 pm
by Richard Clements
Paul you boy racer :o :lol:

Re: Rover 100 1.4 Gta (Metro)

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:07 am
by advent
Out of all of my mates who own corsa's 106's ect ect the one thing they have said is that my Rover 114 Gsi is the funest car they have ever driven. They are awesome cars to drive i think the fact that they are so low and light makes them so perky, a great first car bar immobilser issues :D