The strike of engine assemblers at British Leyland, Longbridge, was entering its eighth week and had cost the company Â£15m worth of production, All Austin Morris 1800 and MGB sports car production was at a standstill.
At the group’s huge Cowley complex a two-day-old strike threatens even more widespread disruption. Body Production has stopped for Maxi and Marina models, Rover 2000 and 3500.
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...
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