A source close to the com­pany says that the fac­tory’s his­toric as­sets won’t be sold or dis­posed of – for now

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MG Mo­tor UK is re­fus­ing to re­veal what it will do with the com­pany’s arte­facts at Long­bridge in the wake of its an­nounce­ment that car as­sem­bly has stopped there. Ac­cord­ing to Gemma Cartwright MBE, or­gan­iser of the Pride of Long­bridge, and cam­paigner for the former work­ers of MG Rover, ‘they’re not go­ing any­where.’ MG Mo­tor UK’s Chi­nese owner, Shang­hai Au­to­mo­bile In­dus­try Cor­po­ra­tion (SAIC), owns the con­tents of the Long­bridge fac­tory. But it has yet to con­firm the fate of the ir­re­place­able, his­toric items, such as Her­bert Austin’s of­fice and 20-25 pro­to­types and his­tor­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant cars, which are still there.

SAIC owns them all, but not the prop­erty they’re kept in. How­ever, St Mod­wen, the re­gen­er­a­tion spe­cial­ist that owns Long­bridge, says MG will hon­our its long-term lease.

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