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A rare 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1 Volante Vantage, which is to go under the hammer at Barons at Sandown Park on July 28

Rare 1960s Aston Martin expected to fetch more than £500,000

One of just 29 ever made, it is believed to be the final such Volante Vantage built

Major investment for Birmingham Prototypes

Matt and Mick Adams from Birmingham Prototypes
Sheet metal company ploughs £1.2m into factory expansion and new laser machine to add £2m in sales

Strike action at Pilkington Automotive called off

Trade union and management agree to enter ACAS Conciliation discussions over the current pay proposal amid claims of discrepancies between two sites

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A rare 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1 Volante Vantage, which is to go under the hammer at Barons at Sandown Park on July 28

Rare 1960s Aston Martin expected to fetch more than £500,000

One of just 29 ever made, it is believed to be the final such Volante Vantage built

Matt and Mick Adams from Birmingham Prototypes

Major investment for Birmingham Prototypes

Sheet metal company ploughs £1.2m into factory expansion and new laser machine to add £2m in sales

Strike action at Pilkington Automotive called off

Trade union and management agree to enter ACAS Conciliation discussions over the current pay proposal amid claims of discrepancies between two sites

MINI Cooper D five-door

MINI retains loyalty as your life goes on

A five-door MINI does not mean less choice

Pilkington staff strike over pay dispute

Workers at Kings Norton factory claim they are being paid £3,000 a year less than colleagues in Redditch doing the same job

Jaguar will set the pace for Team Sky when a prototype version of the highly anticipated Jaguar F-PACE will lead the team at the Tour de France Grand Depart in Utrecht

Jaguar gives best glimpse yet of F-Pace crossover

A prototype version of it will be supporting Team Sky at the Tour de France Grand Depart in Utrecht this Saturday

Balti survival battle as inferior pans put Birmingham's classic cuisine at risk

Connoisseurs say balti owes much to the original cast-iron or thin pressed steel pot designs which were first supplied by Smethwick firm Pressform

The two millionth Land Rover Defender takes shape on the Solihull production line

UK automotive sector hits an all-time high

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed turnover reached a new historic high in 2014 following a 6.6 per cent increase since 2013

Rowan Crozier from Brandauer

From Victorian nib maker to an engineering powerhouse

Family firm proves moving with the times is key to survival in the face of competition

Taskforce created after Goodyear announces Wolverhampton factory to close

Wolverhampton City Council has today begun to establish a Goodyear taskforce to help workers hit by the closure

Brandauer's longevity could prove a useful economic lesson to those in power

New chapter for Brandauer could be template for UK plc

There are lessons to be learned for the wider economy from a small factory in Newtown, says Jon Griffin

Historic end of the road for Goodyear tyre manufacturing in the region

Goodyear has eyed a move away from the UK for a while despite more recent battles with China and sterling, argues David Bailey

Frontline Developments' MG Abingdon Edition

The making of a very modern MG

Frontline Developments started life in 1991 as a parts company for classic MGs

Community leaders vow to fight Goodyear Wolverhampton factory closure

Councillors and MPs have called for urgent talks with the firm to address proposals to cut 330 jobs in the region

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MP hits out at Goodyear Dunlop plans to close 'productive and profitable' Wolverhampton factory

Major jobs blow as a former Midland manufacturing giant announces plans to close its second factory in as many years

Morgan's prototype electric 3 Wheeler, the EV3

Morgan to unveil electric 3 Wheeler

The EV3 is a prototype electric version of the Morgan 3 Wheeler, a vehicle which helped redefine the marque when it was launched in 2011

The two millionth Land Rover Defender

Special two millionth Land Rover Defender rolls off Lode Lane production line

Defender 2,000,000 celebrates 67 years of continuous production at the Lode Lane factory for the vehicle that changed the face of motoring forever

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer unveiles the DBX Concept at the Geneva motor show

Aston Martin to build new plant near Birmingham? (That's Alabama, not UK)

Aston Martin may be close to making a commitment for a new factory but the manufacturer is still hedging its bets on where that will be, says David Bailey

Four generations of the Range Rover line up together

Range Rover celebrates 45 years

Now in its fourth generation the vehicle proved a ground-breaker for Land Rover when it was launched in 1970

Jaguar Land Rover devises remote-controlled Range Rover Sport

Smartphone technology can be used to park the car by controlling steering, acceleration and brakes

Videos & Photos

Car Park in Ludgate Hill where a new mixed-use scheme could be built

Great Charles Square secures funding for new £55m apartment development

Pictures: Stirchley Baths to re-open as community hub

Outdoor film festival in Brindleyplace

Brindleyplace Outdoor Film Festival line-up revealed

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