End of the line for Rover

D

David Chapman

Guest
<table bgColor="#ffffff">
<font face="Arial" size="2">It's just been announced that Rover have called in the receivers this evening and are now in administration. Not sure what the US equivalent is but it is beyond Chapter 11 as there is normally no way back. The engine division will probably survive in some form as the product is used by Lotus and Morgan but no more Rover or MG cars.The new mini is not affected as that is owned by BMW.</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">Of course Rover has been a bit wobbly for years, it was renamed from British Leyland about 5 years ago. British Leyland was formed around 1970 when Triumph, Austin, Morris, Mini, MGand a few others were nationalised by the government. </font>

<font face="Arial" size="2">Rovers problem has been lack of product investment with the result that the cars were not selling. They were trying to merge with a Chinese company which is where Rover saw it's future but the Chinese walked away today as there was too muchdebt.It is estimated that something like 6000 jobs will be lost straight away and at least the same again from service companies.</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">Relating to Amphicar - parts supply will not be affected as the Triumph suppliers were split from the new car company a while ago, also all the archive stuff has been moved to an independent owned museum, stilla sad day though.</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">David Chapman in the UK</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Jon March Metal VS rubber fuel line? General Amphicar Discussion 4
okey0 What is this brake line part General Amphicar Discussion 2
Midwest Amphicar Hemmings on line front page General Amphicar Discussion 0
R Brake line query General Amphicar Discussion 4
cigarman Swim In From Illinois State Line To Downtown Rockford Sunday Sept 20th General Amphicar Discussion 5
mike_israel Oil Cooler Line Connection General Amphicar Discussion 2
mike_israel Amphicar Owner's Manual Available On-Line General Amphicar Discussion 2
cigarman Swim In From Illinois State Line To Downtown Rockford Sunday August 10th General Amphicar Discussion 11
C Does anyone know the exact Fuel line length from magneto valve to Fuel pump? General Amphicar Discussion 2
A Solex Carb Manual on-line General Amphicar Discussion 3
G bilge pump switch and engine breather line General Amphicar Discussion 0
C Fuel line connector General Amphicar Discussion 0
R gas line General Amphicar Discussion 0
C Fuel line connectors General Amphicar Discussion 6
E Fuel Line Location General Amphicar Discussion 0
W Line X linner General Amphicar Discussion 1
A Parts manual on line General Amphicar Discussion 0
A On-line Maint manual General Amphicar Discussion 7
K Brake Line Bleeding General Amphicar Discussion 0
K Carb Line General Amphicar Discussion 0
K Carb fuel line General Amphicar Discussion 0
A On-line parts manual General Amphicar Discussion 0
B Complete 2001 Newsletters Now On Line General Amphicar Discussion 1
M Escribe Archive Back On-Line General Amphicar Discussion 0
D ECR Rover General Amphicar Discussion 3
Top