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A maestro vanden plas in a lovely moonraker blue. It is such a nice colour - After seeing the thread about the Metro City in brown, I'd thought I'd show this one.

Personally I do agree that all cars should be preserved, unless they are totally knackered, whether it be a base model or a top of the range version. However there are often more entry level variants made than the top versions - there was definately more city/city X metro produced than the vanden plas for example, so it makes the high-end versions more desirable not only because they are the most sumptuous, but because they are rarer...
take a look here. It does look fairly decent.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1986-AUSTIN-MAESTRO-VANDEN-PLAS-ONLY-63K-FROM-NEW_W0QQitemZ4644519640QQcategoryZ18262QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 

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It's true that I would rather have both of the metro's maty has mentioned on a separate thread - the BRG turbo from 1989 is absolutely lovely - however this is something to be saved surely? it appears to be rust free and ok everwhere else.

What I would like to find would be a Metro VDP. Rare enough in itself, but I would also like to find one with leather (originally available with only 2 colour choices only!) having said that I would like a rover metro GS more than that.
 

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dac said:
thats an absolute heap. to the crusher and never to be remembered!!!
hmmm didn't the meastro lend its back suspension setup to the bubble 200 .... I might be completly wrong but don't slag off such things when you might find they were the test bed for your own daily run about!
 
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What is it with some people? Why comdemn a car just because it's not your cup of tea? For the record, dac, I would not touch a mk3 200 with anyone's bargepole, let alone my own. However, each to their own.

There can be no doubting that this must be one of the best Maestros left - and for that reason alone it has a right to exist. The Maestro was a decent car - compare it to the cars of it's day, not today, and you may realise this fact.

Ever driven a mk2 1.6 Golf? Just about the stodgiest heap ever designed? How about a Mk2 Astra or mk3 Escort 1.6 l?

Try any of those and you'll realise that the Maestro is a decent car. It had to be a decent basic machine for the MG Maestro 2litre to be such a good car with very little development.
 
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Damen said:
I would buy that and for badness run it into the closest wall.
That makes you a prat then!

I'd take the Maestro over your car - with it's Max Power wannabee spoilers and rough ride. But, that said, I don't want to destroy your car - I just wouldn't want it.

******** - grow up a bit, will you?
 

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Totally agree Richard.

This humble Maestro is every bit, and if not more important, than a Ford Cosworth, a Mercedes AMG, Rolls Royce, jaguar and so on.

It has an important part to play in the history of manufacturing, and its still built to this day in china!

How can anyone call themselves a car enthusiast when they destroy this car?
 

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MGR_Petrolhead said:
A maestro vanden plas in a lovely moonraker blue. It is such a nice colour - After seeing the thread about the Metro City in brown, I'd thought I'd show this one.

Personally I do agree that all cars should be preserved, unless they are totally knackered, whether it be a base model or a top of the range version. However there are often more entry level variants made than the top versions - there was definately more city/city X metro produced than the vanden plas for example, so it makes the high-end versions more desirable not only because they are the most sumptuous, but because they are rarer...
take a look here. It does look fairly decent.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1986-AUSTIN-M...ryZ18262QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
VP Metro for you. Clicky

Oh, and whoever mentioned crashing the Maestro into the wall. No. It's far too good a car for that. The Montego 1.3 on the other hand...
 

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Shame there's no picks of the interior, don't think I've ever heard of a Vanden Plas Metro before (though it is logical that they would have made one). Sort of the best of both worlds, the economy and maneuverability of a compact, but with the high-class interior of an executive car. Wonder why the idea hasn't caught on?
 

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if i had the room id have him i like it and it looks like new

god im so8unding old , am I 28 or 58 in a few days ? :getcoat:
 

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I'm bidding on this. It's not a bad one so as long as the price doesn't start misbehaving I'll go for it. Reminds me of my Grandfather's example which was a bit of a rocket. Rubbish gearchange though, but then it was a VW 'box turned round iirc
 
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