The Hunt Is On

Keith Adams

 

Keith Adams, the creator of the successful historic car website, www.austin-rover.co.uk , is launching an appeal to find the final production figure for MGs and Rovers produced in the Longbridge factory since Phoenix took over in 2000.

He is appealing to owners of MG Rovers built in 2005 to get in touch with him with their car’s VIN number. The plan is to track down all cars registered during 2005, and the owner of the car with the highest VIN number will be unofficially declared as having the last off the line car.

It will also be an opportunity to come up with a near-definitive production figure.

Keith is hoping for a good response, although he admits it is a less than perfect way of arriving at the final production tally. He said: “The website contains most historical and contemporary car production data for the company, but it needs completing. When MG Rover went into administration in April, the information stopped flowing from Longbridge - I couldn’t even get a straight answer about when the last car was built, and what it actually was…”

25 August 2005 Staff
 

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