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Rover Metro 6R4 - International Specification

Advert ID: 45799 To Be Auctioned

Advert Began: Feb 14, 2022, 16:46
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Fresh to market after twenty plus years in present ownership
Built to 2.5 International specification
Campaigned with great success from 2000 to 2004 with a podium finish on almost every outing in the hands of Dave Jacobs
In superb condition throughout

Finished in Pure White this particular Metro 6R4 is fresh to market after being in the hands of its current custodian for in excess of twenty years. E264 AAM was purchased in 1999 in need of a little TLC and the decision was made at the time to rebuild the car around a new Rover shell retaining the all important aluminium roof. A photographic record of the restoration is retained within the history file. Completed to the very highest of standards and ready to compete once again, the car took the rallying world by storm with almost every entry that followed resulting in a podium finish. Mechanically, the car was running to 2.5 International specification and remains as such to this day. Fastidiously maintained but not campaigned in recent years, we are informed that there is very little required for this instantly recognisable piece of rally history to hit the tarmac once again.

MSA Rally Logbook

Engine 2.5 international-spec, professionally built using upgraded Arias pistons with intact MSA seal and certification, fitted with Pipercross air filters, fuel system uses a red-top lift pump into a swirlpot fed to a high-pressure Bosch pump

Gearbox, R&D gearbox with quick-release, 5-speed. big tooth, straight-cut dog box with quick-release quill shaft

Clutch, AP multi-plate hydraulic clutch

Diffs, Front and rear heavy-duty, rear is LSD, the centre diff is also LSD Ferguson-Formula viscous coupling epicyclical differential and modified, front diff is an open diff, car presently set up for Tarmac use with a 37-73% split

Drive shafts were replaced with heavy-duty items and CV joints changed to 6-bolt type all round

Lightweight wiring loom, 100 amp alternator, electrically heated front windscreen, lightweight battery

Carbon fibre dashboard and carbon fibre door-mounted navigators Coralba trip meter and map light fitted, VDO gauges used throughout, X2 Motordrive race seats with 5-point Willans safety harnesses and foam helmet rack, also Peltor intercom system fitted

Brakes, AP 6-pot calipers all round running on 330 x 28mm discs fitted with Ferodo DS3000 brake pads with bias-adjustable, AP master cylinders and hydraulic hand brake with all flexible hoses and fittings from Aeroquip, bled with Castrol SRF DOT 4 fluid racing fluid

Cooling system with thick-core aluminium radiator and electric fan, and silicon water hoses throughout

X2 large oil coolers with thermostatic fans, Aeroquip hosing and fittings used throughout

Car is currently sitting on original tarmac Dymag wheels

Suspension, WP fully adjustable remote gas shocks on compression and rebound all round, all rose-jointed throughout, adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars, most suspension nuts and bolts replaced with K-nuts which are aircraft quality.

Exhaust with re-packable silencers fitted

Car will come with the removable PIAA 6-lamp halogen light pod as seen in photos

Personal suede steering wheel, with a 2-part steering column to centralise steering wheel to driver

Lifeline full specification fire suppression system fitted to MSA regulations

Most aluminium components throughout the car are blue hard anodised

The sale is taking place on Saturday 5th March 2022 at RAF Hendon, London. We will be bringing a superb selection of classic and collectors cars to the market and you can submit your entry today.

Seller Info

Silverstone Auctions

Member Since:
19 Dec 2013

Ashorne, Warks, CV35 0AA

Phone: 01926640888

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