After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, the future of MG Rover has been finally sealed.
But the proverbial fat lady better not dust down her tonsils just yet.
Nanjing Auomtobile may have bought the company, but it already faces a potential legal challenge from jilted bidder Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation.
Shanghai claims to have put in a higher bid, and is said to dispute Nanjing's ability to make MG Rovers after it bought the intellectual property rights for £67 million.
Sounds like a massive dose of sour grapes to me.
If they were that bothered surely they would have put in a bid much earlier, and predated any efforts by Nanjing to buy it.
With the IPR in place, and the previous knowledge from their scuppered joint venture with MG Rover it seemed they were in the driving seat.
Instead, they waited for a fire sale, where they could cherry pick the assets they wanted at a date of their choosing.
Sadly for Shanghai, they got beaten to the punch, by Nanjing. Still they could end up working together.
After all, both are ultimately owned by the Chinese government, which is unlikely to want any unseemly scrapping between two manufacturers.
Beijing is also unlikely to want either to achieve the quantum leap in design technology it would gain from having access to MG Rover on its own.
Plus, they could both bear the cost better, if they worked together.
Nanjing is hardly a huge player, with sales of about £630 million, while SAIC is approximately ten times bigger. It's a view shared by Dr David Bailey of Birmingham Business School.
He said: "Designing and developing new cars is very expensive, costing anywhere between £400 million and £1 billion to get a new car to market.
"Nanjing is a small firm with no track record of designing new cars and it is not clear what resources it has available to fund this work.
"There was an economic logic to the original proposal for a joint venture between MG Rover, Shanghai and Nanjing.
"If a firm is going to develop new models at great cost then it makes sense both to cooperate in research and development and to then use new car platforms across several different brands in different markets so as to recoup that expenditure."
But even if they came together, the road to motoring success is long and winding and full of pitfalls.
The world automotive market is already stuffed to overcapacity, with much bigger and more experienced players slugging it out.
If the three American giants of General Motors, Daimler-Chrysler and Ford, are finding the going tough, then what price the Chinese with a brand that is somewhat tarnished?
The new company needs to launch some new, preferably world beating models, sooner rather than later.
Even then nothing is certain.
The group's ace in the pack, the vast Chinese home automotive market, is beginning to slow down.