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British Leyland – The Grand Illusion

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s own resident historian, follows up his excellent run-down of the British Motor Holdings story with a five-part run-down of the British Leyland years, 1974-1977.

History : British Leyland, the grand illusion – Part Five

History : British Leyland, the grand illusion – Part Five

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s own resident historian, follows up his excellent run-down of the British Motor Holdings story with a five-part study of the British Leyland years, 1974-1977. Here, in the fifth and final part, we see how the British Leyland story finally plays out. Enter the man from Chloride On the day Michael Edwardes became British […]

History : British Leyland, the grand illusion – Part Four

History : British Leyland, the grand illusion – Part Four

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s own resident historian, follows up his excellent run-down of the British Motor Holdings story with a five-part study of the British Leyland years, 1974-1977. In the fourth part, we see the whole operation begin to become irreversibly unstitched. Meltdown British Leyland’s self destruction continued into 1977. At first the main trouble stemmed […]

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History : British Leyland, the grand illusion – Part Three

History : British Leyland, the grand illusion – Part Three

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s own resident historian, follows up his excellent run-down of the British Motor Holdings story with a five-part study of the British Leyland years, 1974-1977. In the third part, we learn all about just how serious British Leyland’s financial situation was and the differing views on how the problem could be solved. A […]

History : British Leyland, the grand illusion – Part Two

History : British Leyland, the grand illusion – Part Two

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s own resident historian, follows up his excellent run-down of the British Motor Holdings story with a five-part study of the British Leyland years, 1974-1977. In the second part, we learn all about British Leyland’s Government bail-out, the Ryder Report and see the reactions to it from the Government, from industry, and the […]

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History : British Leyland, the grand illusion – Part One

History : British Leyland, the grand illusion – Part One

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s own resident historian, follows up his excellent run-down of the British Motor Holdings story with a five-part study of the British Leyland years, 1974-1977. In the first part, we set the scene for the company’s 1960s decline – from lofty heights – and its subsequent need for a Government bail-out in the closing days […]

By 11 January 2014 56 Comments Read More →