Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 143,424 pages of information and 230,044 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
1975 British Leyland was formed. The Special Products division was one of the four divisions formed by British Leyland
David Abell was managing director; the division included Prestcold refrigeration, Coventry Climax engines, Alvis engines, Aveling-Barford construction equipment; results were expected to be well below plan.
1978 Several of these companies were moved to BL Commercial Vehicles