[ROVERNET - UK] BBC E-mail: New lease of life for Longbridge

Robert Thornton R.Thornton at adelaidecitycouncil.com
Thu Feb 23 01:02:35 GMT 2006

Bit of a pale shadow of its former self but at least production is in Birmingham not Beijing.

Shame BMW still owns the Rover name and doesn't look like relinquishing rights to it (they also jealously protect the Mini brand name to the extent that they have prosecuted many of the classic Mini specialists and traders for continuing to use it).

Now this is an equally exciting piece of news which appeared on Pistonheads, the TVR owners site:


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Steve saw this story on BBC News Online and thought you should see it.

** Message **
Latest news from the BBC about the Longbridge car plant

** New lease of life for Longbridge **
Nanjing Auto, which bought MG Rover in 2005, signs a "landmark" lease which could restart Longbridge production.
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/business/4739616.stm >

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