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British Motor Corporation

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In September 1965, BMC took control of its major suppliers (of bodies), Pressed Steel, acquiring Jaguar's body supplier in the process.

In September 1966, BMC merged with Jaguar Cars Limited.[1]

On 14 December 1966, BMC changed its name to British Motor Holdings Limited or BMH.[2]

BMH merged in May 1968 with Leyland Motor Corporation Limited, which made trucks and buses and were owners of Standard-Triumph International Limited, BMH becoming the major part of British Leyland Motor Corporation.

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A BMC share certificate
A BMC ambulance
A 1963 Austin Mini Super-Deluxe
The Mini was BMC's all-time best seller.
A 1965 Riley 4/72

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  1. "Jaguar Group of companies is to merge with The British Motor Corporation Ltd., as the first step towards the stting up of a joint holding company to be called British Motor (Holdings) Limited." Joint merger statement, 11 July 1966 issued at the press conference at the Great Eastern Hotel, London
  2. British Motor Takes That New Label The Times, Thursday, 15 December 1966; pg. 17; Issue 56815