Could there be a new Spitfire somewhere in our future?
> From: Dean Rayner[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Reply To: Dean Rayner
> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 8:17 AM
> To: Bowen, Patrick A RP2; 'Mitchell, Douglas (D.B.)';
> Subject: Re: Commercial on TX TV last night
> on 6/4/00 12:55 pm, Bowen, Patrick A RP2 at PABowen@sar.med.navy.mil
> > OK, Second time people. Pay attention. Rover Group actually owns the
> > Marques of all the old British Cars, it is actually what is left of the
> > whole British Leyland Conglomerate and a couple others. Around 1994 or
> > Rover Group was bought by BMW, hence Land Rover is now owned and made by
> > BMW, and all cars that Land Rover makes (or might make) are in effect
> > owned/built by BMW as well. So are the new minis being made by BMW or
> > Group - the answer is YES and BOTH. They are built under Rover Group a
> > subsidiary of BMW. Jaguar is now owned by FORD and has absolutely no
> > connection to this.
> > Did we get it that time?
> All change......!!!
> BMW are in the process of selling ALL it's UK car production interests.
> An investment company called Alchemy has bought the Rover part of the
> business, but will be trading as MG and not Rover. It's target market
> be specialist cars in low production volumes. (Sports cars??)
> Land Rover has been sold to Ford.
> Where this leaves the Rover name is anybody's guess. It will probably
> may people without jobs in Birmingham.
> Dean Rayner.