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Jaguar Rover Triumph

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1978 One of the 3 divisions of BL Cars formed by Michael Edwardes when he took over as chairman of BL

The MG operation was moved from Austin Morris to Jaguar Rover Triumph, which was thought to be a better fit[1]

1980 Jaguar Rover Triumph employed 36,000 people[2]

1981 With the Triumph, Morris, Riley and Wolseley marques effectively defunct, the new, leaner BL Cars business was rechristened as the Austin Rover Group and focused primarily on the Austin and Rover marques.

1984 Jaguar was floated, an early privatization by the Thatcher government[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 20, 1978
  2. The Times, Feb 14, 1980
  3. The Times, Jun 15, 1984