Archive : Jaguar Cars Taking Over Guy Motors

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


Jaguar Cars, Ltd., are to extend their interests in commercial vehicles by the purchase of the business and physical assets of Guy Motors, Ltd. No dividend has been paid on the ordinary shares of Guy Motors since 1957, and in September a receiver was appointed by Lloyds Bank.

The group’s outstanding debts are believed to include an overdraft of about £1,250,000, but when the affairs are settled Jaguar will obtain the trading name and marketing organization, a range of commercial vehicles and buses and a 23-acre factory in Wolverhampton with about 825 employees.

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