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MGB tradition of selling outdated cars!
Central NJ USA
'76 MGB Tourer - Driver - Engine Surgery In Progress...
'65 MGB Tourer Project - Yep, Still Is....
----- Original Message ----
From: Richard Gosling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Paul Root <email@example.com>
Cc: MGs List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com> 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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