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Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

Britain Selling Leyland’s Jaguar
REUTERS
Published: May 23, 1984

Jaguar, a British automobile legend, is to be sold back into private hands later this year after becoming the most profitable part of the big state- owned British Leyland group, the Government said in what had been a long-expected announcement.

Jaguar was close to bankruptcy in the late 1970’s when shoddy workmanship and late deliveries badly hit sales. But the car maker rehabilitated itself and sales are now booming again. The Conservative Government intends to return British Leyland to private ownership in a series of steps and Jaguar was chosen as the first division to be sold off because of its recent success.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created www.austin-rover.co.uk 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.
Keith Adams

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