Today I put my 1984 Austin Metro in for its MOT. MOT time is always a nerve-wracking time for me, mainly because I buy shit cars, but this car has never failed one so I wanted it to go straight through again.

It needed a tyre, so I got that done beforehand and sure enough, it went through first time!

I’m pretty friendly with the garage and they let me mooch around while it was getting done. I managed to snap some photos of it on the ramp. I’ve spotted a few things that I need to address before they get too bad. Despite how solid it is, there’s a couple of scabby patches that I need to deal with before they turn nasty. Also, the exhaust is touching the subframe, so I’ll need to sort that out before it rubs through.

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I’ve got no massive plans for it. I need to sort out the suspension, it’s sitting at a different height on every corner. I’ll lower and stiffen it a touch while I’m at it but apart from that, I’m just going to roll it as-is.

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I bloody love this car. It’s certainly no race car but it’s so basic and fun to drive. The A-series engine and that exhaust sound amazing too 🙂

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