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    CoreyDL

    I fully believe that any JLR products made in the USA would be the most well-built products they ever made – ever.

    • 0 avatar
      Lie2me

      Has there ever been an English car made in the US?

      • 0 avatar
        CoreyDL

        I honestly don’t think so. If there were, it would likely have been a rebadge job – something like the Honda-Rover times.

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          bomberpete

          Rolls-Royce made left-drive cars in Springfield Mass from 1921 until about 1931,

          While it was the Great Depression that killed sales, there was a snobbery of buyers who perceived the US-built cars weren’t as good as the RHD Crewe cars.

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            CoreyDL

            If I’m an upper-crust American in 1925, my RR better damn well be a British RR. Who cares if the driver has to sit on the right!

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        bumpy ii

        There were some way back in the ancient times before the 1930s, but nothing much since then.

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        CarnotCycle

        “Has there ever been an English car made in the US?”

        English company? Aside from McLaren, there are no British – much less English – car companies that matter.

        Only their badge-corpses remain, contrived to look alive in a corporate imitation of Weekend at Bernie’s.

        I don’t think an Indian company has ever made cars in the United States before, so there’s that.

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          Lie2me

          I guess I should have said English *brand* If it wasn’t for Tata there’d be no Jaguar. If it wasn’t for FIAT there’d be no Jeep, but it’s still an American brand

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      FractureCritical

      they’ll probably just build it in a 3rd world nation like Alabama or Mississippi.

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    Landcrusher

    The Morgan three wheelers that were better than the Morgan’s, not Morgan’s and are now I believe built by Morgan in the UK. So, that wouldn’t really count now that I think about it. I’m just sad I don’t fit in one so I may be obsessing a bit.

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    bomberpete

    Rolls-Royce made left-drive cars in Springfield Mass from 1921 until about 1931,

    While it was the Great Depression that killed sales, there was a snobbery of buyers who perceived the US-built cars weren’t as good as the RHD Crewe cars.

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    Cabriolet

    Austin build cars in the U.S.A. before world war two. I think it was called the Austin Bantam, Don’t know if that was the correct spelling but they also designed a Jeep for the U.S.Army before the world war II. I understand it beat out the Ford & Willy’s Jeep but the army could not accept it because they did not have the means of production that Ford && Willy’s had

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