Published: February 5, 1986
The Ford Motor Company is discussing a possible purchase of the Austin Rover division of BL P.L.C., a move that could raise Ford’s market share in Britain to more than 40 percent, industry sources said. Spokesmen for Austin Rover and the Department of Trade and Industry said talks between Ford and Austin Rover were at a preliminary stage. The Government confirmed yesterday that BL and General Motors Corporation had been talking about the sale of BL’s truck and Land Rover divisions.
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.