BL RUMOURS HIT CAR SALES
Rumours over British Leyland’s future cost the Austin Rover car division almost £240 million in lost sales last month it was claimed last night. Up to 40,000cars were left standing in the showroom when talks of a Ford take-over, confused buyers into thinking existing ranges would end.
Managing Director Mark Snowden made the claim as he launched a deal for Austin Rover to build Japanese Honda Ballade cars at Birmingham’s Longbridge plant.
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...
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