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

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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