Monday, January 15, 2001

Flagged down

Another small part of the British motor industry has come to an end with the halting of production of the Metrocab at Tamworth, Staffordshire. Somewhat stylistically challenged - think Morris Marina and Ford Granada with sawn off tail - the cab was always going to struggle against the pleasing TX1 rival from Manganese Bronze.
A down turn in the London cab trade has finished off the Metrocab once again. The company previously went down in 1991 when part of the Reliant motor group, known for the Reliant Robin three-wheeler made famous in the TV series 'Only Fools and Horses.'

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