Articles tagged Austin Rover Group

Page 48 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1983

Austin Maestro

In the past British Leyland has carved an unenviable reputation for hamstringing fine concepts with poor execution that has blighted its models' chances of gaining wide acceptance in highly competitive market sectors. When the Metro was introduced, however, some of the ghosts arising from the Maxi and Allegro models were laid and the company's most important new car, formerly codenamed LM10 but...

Page 105 of July 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, July 1982

Acclaim recall

FOLLOWING the discovery of a small number of cases where one of the rear suspension retaining bolts has worked loose through lack of torque, the Austin Rover Group are contacting 20,000 owners of Triumph Acclaims to have the tightness of these bolts checked. Since these bolts have to be slackened if rear wheel alignment is to be adjusted, a retaining clip will be fitted during the check as a...

Page 53 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, December 2000

Audits & Plaudits

In the final part of his Metro 6R4 story, John Davenport explains how he had to fight to keep the project's momentum going, how inter-company rivalries and red tape conspired against it, and how the team's efforts were rewarded by a euphoric World Championship debut Just as George Orwell gloomily predicted, 1984 started badly with Austin Rover Group endlessly embroiled in the pointless spat...

Page 19 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, April 1984

Matters of Moment

BL bouncing back IT SEEMS a very short time ago since British Leyland was constantly in the news for all the wrong reasons. Strikes, tea break disputes, moles and poor workmanship all had their inordinate share of the news columns, and not many people believed that Sir Michael Edwardes and the team he assembled stood any real chance of sorting out the chaos. Yet out of this mess has come order. A...

Page 57 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, May 1984

LM11 arrives, named Montego

Austin-Rover's management has been telling us for long enough that "LM 11 is not just a stretched version of the Maestro", and now that the model range is announced, with the name Montego, we can see that the claim is true. An extra 2.3 inches on the wheelbase brings the measurement up to 101 in (most of it allocated to rear seat legroom), and the separate boot is some 80% larger than the Maestro...

Page 19 of May 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, May 1986

Matters of Moment

British Leyland Amid all the brouhaha there has been about British Leyland recently, the most important fact about the company has been consistently ignored. That fact is that British Leyland is a success story. How can one say this when the company has just reported an operating loss for 1985 of £39.5 million, a figure reported sneeringly by some of the cheap sections of the national press? It...

Page 70 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, April 2004

Ecosse efficient racer

Ecurie Ecosse's proud Le Mans tradition - it won there in 1956 and '57 - meant that the team's mid-1980s reincarnation was geared solely around La Sarthe. That it failed to win there, yet wound up with a world title, is one of racing's happier twists of fate. The first Ecosse, C284, was based around Dorset Racing's De Cadenet Lola. Low fuel pressure halted it at Le Mans in 1984, and it was...

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