Development story

The cars : Rover 200/400 (R8) development story

The Rover 200 and its 400-series sister were launched with much hullaballoo in 1989 and ’90, and proved to be every bit as good as its maker told us is was. Had Rover finally turned the corner? Was it about to make a miraculous recovery? For a few short years in the 1990s, it certainly appeared to be the case. […]

BMC, Leyland and Rover engines

Engines : K-Series

In taking over from the venerable A-Series, Rover’s high-tech K-Series engine had a hard act to follow. However, it went on to earn itself an unenviable reputation for fragility in […]

Austin Allegro (ADO67)

Top 10 : BMC>MGR’s most successful cars 1952-2005

With the number of BMC>MGR cars on our roads diminishing rapidly, we take stock of the successive companies’ 10 most popular cars during the post-war years. Some of these numbers are going to shock you, simply because the cars are so rare on the road now. In fact, even the latest car on this list is now proving to be a rather unusual spot. […]