Archive : Coventry’s car plants come to a full stop

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


Car production in Coventry — Britain’s major motor city — was brought to a complete standstill by strikes yesterday.

Not a single car was turned out on the day shift.

At the Standard Triumph plant, 1000 men were laid off because of a massive car parking problem.

A strike by forty delivery drivers meant that the factory was “bursting” with new ears. The drivers decided to return to work tomorrow.

Jaguar’s Brown Lane factory was idle because of an unofficial stoppage by men working on the new XJ6. Over 1000 men have been laid off .

Keith Adams

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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