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To: Richard Gosling <>, Paul Root <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Beijing Motor Show | Auto Express News | News | Auto
From: Dan DiBiase <>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 05:53:32 -0700 (PDT)
I assume you meant the TF, Richard....? Of course, by the time they resume 
production, it will be a 14-year old car! Nice to see they are carrying on the 
MGB tradition of selling outdated cars!

 Dan D
Central NJ USA
'76 MGB Tourer - Driver - Engine Surgery In Progress...
'65 MGB Tourer Project - Yep, Still Is.... 
NAMGBR #5-2328

----- Original Message ----
From: Richard Gosling <>
To: Paul Root <>
Cc: MGs List <>
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 8:45:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Beijing Motor Show | Auto Express News | News | Auto Express

Oooh - that's news.  I didn't know SAIC had bought NAC.  I remember at one
stage they were discussing co-operating - which made sense since they were
both building near-identical versions of the Rover 75 / MG ZT.

I still take any news of mass production resuming at Longbridge with a pinch
of salt.  As close as they get to resuming production of the MG ZF, I won't
believe it until I see one, for sale, in a showroom.


On 4/24/08, Paul Root <> wrote:
> Can anyone clear up what happened here? As I understand it:
> 1. BMW sold MG/Rover to guys in England.
> 2. They failed, after taking a lot of government money
> 3. There was a bidding war between SAIC and NAC. Both actually owned
> by the  Chinese government.
> 4. SAIC buys rights to the some of the cars. NAC buys MG and rights to
> the TF and ZT. BMW says
> it still owns the name Rover, to protect Land Rover
> 5. Some moron in Oklahoma announces that he's opening a plant to build
> MGs after one or two conversations with NAC.
> 6. Lots of time tables slip
> 7. MG 7 is introduced. Some Roewe models are released. Both for
> Chinese consumption but intended for the world.
> 8. NAC is running out of money. SAIC buys NAC.
> Anything else? Anything wrong?
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