On 8 April 2005, the then Trade Secretary, Patricia Hewitt, announced that after talks between MG Rover and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation had broken down, the Birmingham-based carmaker – which had just celebrated its centenary – had been placed into ‘receivership’. Of course, she had meant administration, but the message was clear: it was now over for MG Rover. Now, 10 years on, AROnline recalls those events, talks to the people most intimately involved, and gives first hand accounts of what the death of a carmaker really felt like.
MG Rover and Matra? Now there’s a winning combination, and one not as outlandish as it seems. Briefly, the two companies considered joining forces to build a Rover-badged version of […]