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Rootes Group cars: Sunbeam, Singer, Hillman, Humber, and more . Chrysler bought many classic car companies when they acquired Rootes Group in the 1960s and 1970s.

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The Rootes Group or Rootes Motors Limited was a British automobile manufacturer and, separately a major motor distributors and dealers business. Run from London’s West End they were respectively based in the Midlands and south of England.

The Rootes Group or Rootes Motors Limited was a British automobile manufacturer and, separately a major motor distributors and dealers business. Run from London’s West End they were respectively based in the Midlands and south of England.

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William Rootes, who would later become Lord Rootes. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh driving a Hillman Imp during the opening ceremony of Rootes’ Linwood factory held on the 2nd May, 1963. Sunbeam sedans rolling off the Rootes Group factory at Ryton-on-Dunsmore at Coventory in 1966.

The Rootes Archive Centre is registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales number 1108882. Patrons: Lord Rootes T.D. Rootes W.B. Rootes

The Rootes Group or Rootes Motors Limited was a British automobile manufacturer and, separately a major motor distributors and dealers business. Run from London’s West End they were respectively based in the Midlands and south of England.

The Rootes Group pre-war payroll boasted 17,000 employees. By the end of the war one in every one hundred British civilians were working for or in the name of the Rootes Group. The British economy in 1945 was in poor shape. The country needed to export in order to survive.

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Feb 02, 2015 · A potted history of some of Rootes (Chrysler UK, Talbot) classic cars narrated by John Peel. Features Humber Super Snipe, Hillman Super Minx Convertible, Sunbeam Rapier and Hillman Imp.

But in 1932, Rootes had their first hit, with a model name that would last for nearly 40 years and form not just the backbone of the Rootes Group’s model range but …

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