The new Mini (ADO88) would morph into LC8 Metro, following Ryder recommendations
Austin/MG Metro (LC8)

Concepts and prototypes : LC8 supermini (1977-80)

British Leyland was working on a new supermini throughout the 1970s. It settled on an updated Mini with a hatchback, called the ADO88 – the only problem was that it didn’t clinic very well with potential buyers. That’s why the ADO88 transformed into the LC8 – a restyled version penned by David Bache, creator of the Range Rover and the Rover SD1. […]

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists
The 1997 Land Rover LCV2/3
Concepts and prototypes

In-house designs : Land Rover LCV⅔

The development of a replacement for the Land Rover Defender has presented successive Rover and Jaguar Land Rover managements with an ongoing problem down the years. The familiar-looking Land Rover LCV 2/3 could have done the job very effectively had it borne fruit. Here’s a run-down of what we know about it… […]

People

People : The Harold Musgrove Interview

Harold Musgrove was Chairman of the Austin Rover Group between 1982 and ’86, a make-or-break time for the company. Now, he shares his unique insight into his time right at the very top of the company – and details the model plans which could well have seen the company succeed in the 1990s. […]

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists