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Postby jase on Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:46 pm

Well that's it. The Brit car industry pretty much ends here. MG Rover went bust earlier tonight

http://www.itv.com/news/index_418211.html

It could never really compete in the modern climate, but this is a shame nevertheless :cry: What was once one of the world's largest carmakers lies in tatters.
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Re: RIP MG/Rover

Postby Bhairav on Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:26 pm

jase wrote:Well that's it. The Brit car industry pretty much ends here. MG Rover went bust earlier tonight

http://www.itv.com/news/index_418211.html

It could never really compete in the modern climate, but this is a shame nevertheless :cry: What was once one of the world's largest carmakers lies in tatters.


Damn.I thought they could have competed, really sad to see them go. Will the Government aid have any effect on them, positive or otherwise?
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Postby VEFF on Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:40 am

Sorry to hear that.

One of my family's former neighbors, years ago, had a Rover 3500.
Back then it was a sharp-looking and well appointed car.

I couldn't find any pictures that do it justice...

http://www.motorbase.com/profiles/vehicle/picture.ehtml?i=917898150;p=553535812
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Postby jase on Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:49 am

The SD1.

Yeah, considering that car was designed around 1976 it still hasn't dated that badly today.
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Postby VEFF on Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:56 am

jase wrote:The SD1.

Yeah, considering that car was designed around 1976 it still hasn't dated that badly today.


Yes, for a 30 year old car, it doesn't look bad at all.

I used to love some of the Lancia's back in the day.
Think the beta was one.
http://www.dyna.co.za/cars/Lancia_82_Beta_2000_Spider_sf1.jpg

Here are some others:
http://www.directcon.net/mrawlings/762.jpg
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:01 pm

those are the coupe versions of the Lancia Beta, not the family sedan model.
yeah, Lancia made lovely cars in it's time.

too bad about Rover.
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