Archive : 26,000 Cars Still Wait For Lucas Components

Midlands lndustrial Correspondent

More than 26,000 incomplete cars were stockpiled throughout Britain last night, waiting for electrical components missing slnce the Lucas strike, which ended over a month ago.

British Leyland is the worst hit, with nearly 14,000 cars waiting for dynamos. alternators, starter motors, headlamps aad rear light clusters. More than half of these are Standard-Triumph models and a further 6,000 cars are standing at Austin- Morris plants at Longbridge and Cowley. Rover said it was refusing to send out incomplete cars.

A company spokesman said: “We shall only despatch Rover cars which are absolutely ready for the customer.”

Keith Adams

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