The closure of the Speke factory in 1978 made national news. It was a make or break situation for BL, as it was an unproductive factory, suffering from terrible quality problems – and building the Triumph TR7, which, as we all know, was underdeveloped at launch. The outcome was inevitable, given that the company was in a period of painful contraction at the time.
Try not a shed a tear when you watch this one – and remember that life was very different back in the late 1970s.
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