Archive : Jags go on night shift

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


Jaguar Cars have started night shifts on all their assembly tracks for the first time in 46 years to meet increasing demand both at home and abroad. Sir William Lyons, Jaguar’s chairman and a deputy chairman of British Leyland, said: “Night shifts will enable the company to raise its production target from 693 units to 825 units per week.”

About 1,600 workers were made idle yesterday at Rover’s main factory at Solihull (near Birmingham) because of a strike by 600 men at the firm’s Cardiff plant which produces gearboxes and transmissions.

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.
Keith Adams

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