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Posted: 200814

Last MG body at Pressed Steel at Cowley.
Source: Oxford Mail
On 17th October 1980 a photo taken of the last MG body made at the Pressed Steel Fisher factory at Cowley was published in the Oxford Mail. Workers gathered round to say farewell to a model which had become so familiar at the plant. From there, the last body would be taken by lorry to the MG Factory at Abingdon for assembly. Sadly, after more than 50 years, production of the famous sports car was coming to an end.

In 2014 this photo was sent in by Angela Smith, of Cowley, whose late father, Basil Cook, is the man in the white coat on the right wearing a tie. He worked at Pressed Steel in the 1960s and 1970s as a supervisor on the MG, Rolls-Royce and Vanguard models. He also worked at the MG Abingdon Factory. They were losing one model, but they were taking on two new ones – the Mini Metro and the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit.