Rover Company

The Rover Company is a former British car manufacturing company founded as Starley & Sutton Co. of Coventry in 1878. The company traded as Rover manufacturing cars between 1904 and 1967 when it was sold to Leyland Motor Corporation, becoming the Rover marque. The marque went through several lifetimes before its liquidation in 2005.

After developing the template for the modern bicycle with its Rover Safety Bicycle of 1885, the company moved into the automotive industry. It started building motorcycles and Rover cars, using their established marque with the iconic Viking Longship, from 1904 onwards. Land Rover vehicles were added from 1948 onwards, with all production moving to the Solihull plant after World War II.

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Models - Launched Under The Rover Company As A BLMC/BL Subsidiary (1967–86)
... 1970–78 Range Rover—In 1978, BL established Land Rover Limited as a separate subsidiary it took over Range Rover production. 1976–86 Rover SD1 (2000/2300/2400/2600/3500/Vitesse) 1984–99 Rover 200 (211/213/214/216/218/220) 1985–89 Rover 416i—Australian market ...
British Leyland - Timelines
... Tata Daimler Daimler BSA BSA Lanchester Lanchester Rover Rover Company Rover Company Rover Company Austin Rover Group Land Rover Group ( BL plc ) Rover ...
Landie
... Land Rover is a British car manufacturer with its headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom which specialises in four-wheel-drive vehicles ... It is part of the Jaguar Land Rover group, a subsidiary of Tata Motors of India ... The Land Rover name was originally used by the Rover Company for one specific vehicle model, named simply the Land Rover, launched by Rover in 1948 ...
Maurice Wilks - Career
... he returned to England to work for the Hillman Motor Car Company in Coventry ... engineer until 1930, when he moved to the Rover Company as chief engineer, joining his brother, Spencer, who was managing director at Rover at that time ... During World War II, Wilks led Rover's team developing Frank Whittle's gas turbine aircraft engines ...
Hillman - Car Models
... Daimler Daimler BSA BSA Lanchester Lanchester Rover Rover Company Rover Company Rover Company Austin Rover Group Land Rover Group (BL plc) Rover Group (BAe) Rover Group (BMW) MG Rover Group (PVH ...

Famous quotes containing the words company and/or rover:

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