The Mini Metro was launched in October 1980 and built in a new factory at Longbridge. It introduced a new process of car production. The line was highly automated with many robots carrying out tasks such as welding.
Available in several forms: Vanden Plas, MG, MG Turbo and vans, a five-door was also available from 1984. In 1990 the A-series engine was replaced by the K-series. Known as the Rover Metro, it won 'Best Small Car in the World' by Autocar and Motor magazine. In 1994 a minor facelift produced the Rover 100, in line with other Rover models.
This is the last Rover 100 produced. The car is signed by 1,200 people, all involved with Metro production.