Austin and Rover Metro

Austin and Rover Metro

The illustrated inside story of the car that saved the British car industry - Austin and Rover Metro.

Author: Craig Cheetham

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ISBN: 1398100935

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The illustrated inside story of the car that saved the British car industry - Austin and Rover Metro.
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Austin and Rover Metro

Austin and Rover Metro

The project was stalled further, though, after a torrid sales year in 1985, where Austin-Rover sales slumped by 20 per cent in the face of Japanese and ...

Author: Craig Cheetham

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781398100947

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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The illustrated inside story of the car that saved the British car industry - Austin and Rover Metro.
Categories: Transportation

Rover Vehicles

Rover Vehicles

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230539220

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Page: 38

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Austin Metro, Rover 200 / 25, Rover P6, Rover 75, Rover 800, Rover 400 / 45, Rover SD1, Rover P4, Rover 200 Coupe, Rover P5, Rover 12, Rover 600 Series, Rover Light Six, Rover 10, Rover CityRover, Rover Streetwise, Rover P3, Rover 16, Rover Nizam, Rover Scarab, Rover 100, Rover 200 Series / 400 Series, Rover 3500, Rover 2000. Excerpt: The Metro is a supermini car that was produced by the Austin Rover Group division of British Leyland and its successors. It was launched in 1980 as the Austin miniMetro. It was intended to complement the Mini, and was developed under the codename LC8. During its 18-year lifespan, the Metro wore many names: Austin Metro, MG Metro and Rover Metro. It was re-badged as the Rover 100 series in 1994. There were also van versions known as the Morris Metro and later, Metrovan. At the time of its launch, the Metro was sold as an Austin. From 1982, MG versions became available. From 1990 until its withdrawal in 1997, the Metro was sold only as a Rover. Although the new Rover 200 (introduced in 1995 and smaller than previous 200 models) had originally been designed as a replacement for the Metro, it was not marketed as such after its launch. A direct replacement in the supermini class did not arrive until 2003 with the CityRover. The Rover 100 finally ceased production in 1997, ironically being out-lived (by two years) by the original Mini it was meant to replace. On 8 October 1980, BL introduced the Austin mini Metro. It was intended as a big brother, rather than as a replacement, for the Mini, the earlier Mini replacement project, ADO88, having been replaced in late 1977 by a new project, LC8, for the development of a larger car which could compete more effectively with the successful superminis, such as the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Chevette. Some of the Mini's underpinnings were carried over...
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Mg Vehicles

Mg Vehicles

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Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230577009

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Page: 38

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 36. Chapters: Austin Metro, MG MGB, MG F / MG TF, MG MGA, MG-Lola EX257, MG Y-type, MG T-type, MG Midget, MG Magnette, MG XPower SV, MG ZS, MG ZR, MG ZT, MG K-type, Powerplus supercharger, Magic Midget, MG 6, MG J-type, MG N-type, MG P-type, MG F-type, MG SA, MG M-type, MG 7, MG 14/28, MG VA, MG Q-type, MG C-type, MG R-type, MG L-type, MG D-type, MG 3, MG WA, MG 14/40, MG KN, MG EX-E. Excerpt: The Metro is a supermini car that was produced by the Austin Rover Group division of British Leyland and its successors. It was launched in 1980 as the Austin miniMetro. It was intended to complement the Mini, and was developed under the codename LC8. During its 18-year lifespan, the Metro wore many names: Austin Metro, MG Metro and Rover Metro. It was re-badged as the Rover 100 series in 1994. There were also van versions known as the Morris Metro and later, Metrovan. At the time of its launch, the Metro was sold as an Austin. From 1982, MG versions became available. From 1990 until its withdrawal in 1997, the Metro was sold only as a Rover. Although the new Rover 200 (introduced in 1995 and smaller than previous 200 models) had originally been designed as a replacement for the Metro, it was not marketed as such after its launch. A direct replacement in the supermini class did not arrive until 2003 with the CityRover. The Rover 100 finally ceased production in 1997, ironically being out-lived (by two years) by the original Mini it was meant to replace. On 8 October 1980, BL introduced the Austin mini Metro. It was intended as a big brother, rather than as a replacement, for the Mini, the earlier Mini replacement project, ADO88, having been replaced in late 1977 by a new project, LC8, for the development of a larger car which could compete more effectively with the successful superminis, such as the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Chevette. Some...
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Mg Motor

Mg Motor

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Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230848347

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Page: 40

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: MG vehicles, MG Cars, Austin Metro, MG MGB, Longbridge plant, MG F / MG TF, MG MGA, MG-Lola EX257, MG Midget, MG Y-type, MG T-type, MG Magnette, MG ZR, MG XPower SV, MG ZS, MG ZT, MG K-type, MG J-type, MG N-type, MG P-type, MG 3, MG F-type, MG SA, MG 7, MG VA, MG 14/28, MG Q-type, MG C-type, MG R-type, MG L-type, MG D-type, MG WA, MG 14/40, MG KN. Excerpt: The Metro is a supermini car that was produced by the Austin Rover Group division of British Leyland and its successors. It was launched in 1980 as the Austin miniMetro. It was intended to complement the Mini, and was developed under the codename LC8. During its 18-year lifespan, the Metro wore many names: Austin Metro, MG Metro and Rover Metro. It was re-badged as the Rover 100 series in 1994. There were also van versions known as the Morris Metro and later, Metrovan. At the time of its launch, the Metro was sold as an Austin. From 1982, MG versions became available. From 1990 until its withdrawal in 1997, the Metro was sold only as a Rover. Although the new Rover 200 (introduced in 1995 and smaller than previous 200 models) had originally been designed as a replacement for the Metro, it was not marketed as such after its launch. A direct replacement in the supermini class did not arrive until 2003 with the CityRover. The Rover 100 finally ceased production in 1997, ironically being out-lived (by two years) by the original Mini it was meant to replace. On 8 October 1980, BL introduced the Austin mini Metro. It was intended as a big brother, rather than as a replacement, for the Mini, the earlier Mini replacement project, ADO88, having been replaced in late 1977 by a new project, LC8, for the development of a larger car which could compete more effectively with the successful superminis, such as the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Chevette. Some of the Mini's...
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How to Power Tune the BMC BL Rover 998 A Series Engine for Road and Track

How to Power Tune the BMC BL Rover 998 A Series Engine for Road and Track

The 998 A-Series powers Minis and Metros in particular. The book’s advice can also be used to uprate Midget/Sprite 948cc engines to 998cc. Complete guide to obtaining maximum power with reliability from the popular 998cc engine.

Author: Des Hammill

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845846640

Category: Transportation

Page: 112

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The 998 A-Series powers Minis and Metros in particular. The book’s advice can also be used to uprate Midget/Sprite 948cc engines to 998cc. Complete guide to obtaining maximum power with reliability from the popular 998cc engine.
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Rover 800 Series

Rover 800 Series

Like BMW, Austin Rover identified individual models by adding numbers that showed the ... version of the Austin (latterly Rover) Metro became a Rover 100.

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785002250

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

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The Rover 800 grew out of a pioneering collaboration between Rover in Britain and Honda in Japan during the 1980s. This book tells the story of how the two companies worked together to produce the Rover 800 and its cousin, the Honda Legend. For those who remember the big front-wheel-driver Rover with affection, this book sets out the full history looking at the design and development of all models: saloons, fastbacks and coupes; the Sterling in North America; comtemporary aftermarket modifications; Police usage and export variants. There is a helpful chapter on buying an owning a Rover 800 and the book is illustrated with 250 colour and black & white photographs.
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Mastering Background to Business

Mastering Background to Business

N Leslie and Dorothy Pitt have saved hard to buy a motor car and they decide to purchase a British one, the AustinRover Metro 1.3.

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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349198337

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Page: 245

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The Big Book of Tiny Cars

The Big Book of Tiny Cars

... Austin Rover Metro, 116 Austin Seven (1922), 12, 13 Austin Seven (1951), 42–43 Austin Se7en (1959), 35, 75–76 Austin, Sir Herbert, 13, 16 Austin Swallow ...

Author: Russell Hayes

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760370629

Category: History

Page: 176

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The Big Book of Tiny Cars presents entertaining profiles of automotive history’s most famous—and infamous—microcars and subcompacts from 1901 to today. Illustrated with photos and period ads.
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The Science and Art of Branding

The Science and Art of Branding

This is how the Austin Metro became the Rover Metro. After a short period in which Honda acquired an interest in the company, British Leyland was taken over ...

Author: Giep Franzen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317454670

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 558

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This innovative work provides a state-of-the-art overview of current thinking about the development of brand strategy. Unlike other books on branding, it approaches successful brand strategy from both the producer and consumer perspectives. "The Science and Art of Branding" makes clear distinctions among the producer's intentions, external brand realities, and consumer's brand perceptions - and explains how to fit them all together to build successful brands. Co-author Sandra Moriarty is also the author of the leading Principles of Advertising textbook, and she and Giep Franzen have filled this volume with practical learning tools for scholars and students of marketing and marketing communications, as well as actual brand managers. The book explains theoretical concepts and illustrates them with real-life examples that include case studies and findings from large-scale market research. Every chapter opens with a mini-case history, and boxed inserts featuring quotes from experts appear throughout the book. "The Science and Art of Branding" also goes much more deeply than other works into the core concept of brand equity, employing new measurement systems only developed over the last few years.
Categories: Business & Economics

Making Cars at Longbridge

Making Cars at Longbridge

Containing unique images from the official company archive, this book charts almost one hundred years of car-making at Longbridge near Birmingham.

Author: Gillian Bardsley

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: NWU:35556036537207

Category: Transportation

Page: 191

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Containing unique images from the official company archive, this book charts almost one hundred years of car-making at Longbridge near Birmingham. The Austin Motor Company was founded here by Herbert Austin in 1905 and it has since been home to the British Motor Corporation, British Leyland, Rover Group and latterly MG Rover. Its products include some of the most famous British models ever produced: the pioneering Austin Seven of the 1920s; the classic Mini, introduced to the world in 1959 with in astonishing production run of 41 years and a final tally of over 5 million; the Austin Metro, trumpeted as the 'British Car to Beat the World'; and in later years the best-selling MG TF and elegant Rover 75. The factory has been a major employer and an integral part of the local community since its foundation. The sad events of April 2005, when MG Rover went into administration, will radically change the landscape. But the area is now looking to the future, never fogetting its long and proud tradition of manufacturing. Colin Corke in a lifelong car enthusiast, Vicar of Longbridge and a former chaplain to the factory. Gillian Bardsley is Archivist to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust as Gaydon, which is custodian of the extensive Longbridge archive and much more. She is also biographer of Sir Alec Issigonis who designed some of the factory's best loved products.
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Sick Note Britain

Sick Note Britain

Then there are a 1996 Austin/ Rover Montego and a 1998 Rover Metro, similarly signed, as the last of their kind. Workers felt it important to commemorate ...

Author: Adrian Massey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781787382299

Category: Health & Fitness

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Dr Adrian Massey has worked at the intersection of medicine and society for decades. He argues compellingly that our hyper-medicalized society has falsely equated sickness with illness, and sickness with unfitness to work--whereas sickness is primarily a social problem requiring social, not medical, solutions. Sick-Note Britain lays bare Britain's gross error: when doctors cannot 'fix' anxiety or chronic pain, workplace attendance is still treated as a matter for arbitration by our strained primary care service. What is needed is a tailored, employer-employee contractual solution, but obstacles block this approach: excessively complex employment law constraining both sides; an outdated benefits system that overburdens doctors and traumatizes the vulnerable; and a workplace culture that is too inflexible to keep sick employees in work. This is a blistering condemnation of a sham system that works for nobody, and an urgent call to rethink how we manage sickness--for the sake of our economy, our wellbeing, and our health service.
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Essential MG

Essential MG

Compared with the Austin Metro, which had engines of 41bhp and 63bhp, ... In eight difficult years - years in which BL, which became Austin-Rover, ...

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760320037

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Essential MG tells the full story of this well loved sports car from its early days, covering developments in style, increases in power, and its history in racing and speed trials. The first MG cars were produced in Oxford, England, in 1924. The car was instantly appealing, with a cheekiness of spirit that would characterize the marque all of its life, winning the hearts of millions around the globe, not least in the United States. The price was as attractive as the styling and the performance. It was cheap and it was fun, quintessential MG traits.
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Frontiers of Tribology

Frontiers of Tribology

... fitted since 1985 to Austin Rover Metro , Maestro and Montego models [ 22 ] . The Austin Rover 800 series also uses Nitrotec - treated bumper armatures ...

Author: Roberts

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0750301902

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 350

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Topics addressed at the April 1991 conference held in Stratford-upon- Avon, UK, and sponsored by the Tribology Group of the Institute of Physics (UK), include adhesion, boundary lubrication, friction, fluid film lubrication, surface analysis, lubricant additives, and other physical aspects, with particular focus on underlying mechanisms. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Metro

Metro

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ISBN: OCLC:1006415215

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Page: 71

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The Spaceframe Moultons

The Spaceframe Moultons

... vi Routledge, Harry, 295 Rover Metro (originally Austin), 1 00, 237 Rover Mini (originally Austin/Morris), 94 Royal Academy of Engineers, viii Royal Air ...

Author: Tony Hadland

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643103567

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Re-reading today Tony Hadland's book "The Spaceframe Moultons" brings back what a splendid job he did in researching and describing those exciting events which led up to the birth of the Spaceframe Moulton.
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Materials for Automobile Bodies

Materials for Automobile Bodies

... 190 Anti-chip primer, 207 Austin A30, 17 Austin-Rover Metro, 102 Authorized treatment facilities (ATF), 9 Automatic gauge control (AGC), 74 Anisotropy, ...

Author: Geoffrey Davies

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080473390

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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The selection of automobile body materials is fundamental to the choice of fabrication method, and the characteristics and performance of the final vehicle or component. The factors behind these choices comprise some of the key technological and design issues facing automotive engineers today. Materials for Automobile Bodies presents detailed up-to-date information on material technologies for the automobile industry, embracing steels (including high-strength steels) aluminium, plastics, magnesium, hydro-forming and composite body panels. Coverage also includes: materials processing; formability; welding and joining; anti-corrosion technologies; plus a comprehensive consideration of the implications of materials selection on these processes. Dealing with the whole assembly process from raw material to production, right through to recycling at the end of a vehicle's life, this book is the essential resource for practising engineers, designers, analysts and students involved in the design and specification of motor vehicle bodies and components. * Up-to-date information on contemporary autobody materials * International case studies, examples and terminology * Fully illustrated throughout, with examples from Honda, Ferrari, Lotus, BMW and Audi
Categories: Technology & Engineering