I think RR is possible as *** could bugger them up the same way they did Rover, also Rolls-Royce PLC is very much British, *** only has the rights to the RR name.
As a matter of fact, *** did approach BAE initially over selling LR as a seperate group, and leaving them with Rover. This was quiclky rebuffed, only for *** to come back later in early '94 with that 800 Million offer for the entire group. An interesting figure, given that GM had launched the Omega at the same time which cost 750 million just to develop that car.
And at the very root of the entire debacle, was the initial approach by LR to use the *** diesel in the RR, which awakened Munich's interest.....The rest, as they say, is history!!
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