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May become Aussie owned soon. Deal worth over $1bn with Ford.

posted by  Wally

will that mean anything? like, more powerful engines or more cars???
its like Jaguar might be owned by JCB but i think the deal has gone down the plughole!

posted by  True_Brit

Shouldn't chage much I guess, given that Ford UK is already (part?) owner of them. I suppose it means that the company is changing to more of an Aussie company....maybe we'll have parts of Falcon switchgear this time round, instead of old Mondeo switchgear, lol. Also, I would bet that the engine range will stay the same.....in the V12's it'll be two Ford V6's bolted together, lol.

posted by  Cliffy

and next year in the Aussie V8 series, A.M join the Holdens and Fords! (i wish:laughing: )
so what car brand is England left with?

posted by  True_Brit

If aston built a limited production uber duber super car like the carrera GT, Enzo Ferrari or Ford GT, I'm sure it could be pretty darn profitable for whoever owns it.

posted by  Bronxie

None, lol...there's probably a small Brit car maker somewhere...but even then it would more than likely use Ford parts or something, like Noble. Arguably Ford UK is a Brit car company....so is Vauxhall, but niether are proper British companies, as Ford is American and Opel is German I believe :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

How about javan!!!!


It uses a honda k20 engine, though :(


Oh how about TVR?

I am buying a TVR sagaris some day :D

How much does it cost? Their website doesn't say.

posted by  Bronxie

TVR became Russian...They've even moved to Russia lol.

So if I was to come to England and start a car company, I could advertise it as "The Best British Car" lol.

posted by  chris_knows

You could do....but nobody would believe you, lol....:doh:

posted by  Cliffy

But it would have to be true lol...And if Britain doesn't want me, I could make the best Somalian car instead :laughing:.

posted by  chris_knows

But the argument on our part would be that it couldn't possibly be a British car, because you're Canadian, and thus own a Canadian company.....maybe :laughing:

posted by  Cliffy

Cliffy, can you keep secret? Keep this between the two of us and there's a "Burning Leopard (Chris Knows Edition)" in it for you :wink2:....I'm still working on a name :laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

and get it shot to sh1t because of the rescent air raids by the americans:laughing:
Chris_Knows nothing about TVR then!, they've moved to italy!
Lotus arnt english because theyre now Malaysian (Proton)
the only british car companies are tin shed people with a workforce of around 2 and only make road going track cars like the Radical R1 and the
Palmer Jaguar, there is someone who makes a replica of the 1955 Vanwall F1 car with a 6 litre Jag V12 out of the Jag XJ, there is noble as you say cliffy!
Prodrive,,,they made that concept P1!

posted by  True_Brit

Chris_Knows that he was right kinda :laughing:

My car would be assembled there...Then imported all across the world lol.

posted by  chris_knows

it has to have a 2wd/4wd selective switch, all that snow and icy roads in rusky land can be hazardous!

posted by  True_Brit

Black Hawk Down....good movie...

posted by  Mathew

ditto! can't get bored of it!!!

posted by  True_Brit

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