The last remaining MG Rover workers will leave Longbridge today for what could be the final time.
A total of 168 people, the remainder of the 6,000 who worked there last year, will be made redundant when their shift finishes.
Most of the workers were kept on by administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers to oversee the maintenance of the site after it collapsed into administration ten months ago.
Now only 15 will be left, working carrying out administrative work for PwC, possibly not at Longbridge.
Others could be taken on by Nanjing to help set up the new assembly lines to produce MG TFs as well as keep the paint shop maintained and secure the site.
The Chinese company is hoping to recruit new engineers to convert the mixed production line - which produced Rover 75s, 25s, 45s and TFs - into a TF-only facility.
Rob Hunt, partner at PwC and joint administrator, said: "The workers will be leaving the site on Friday and they will be made redundant in the next few days.
"We have got to the end of our period of occupancy and we will be vacating Longbridge. Nanjing has a lease with St Modwen and they have separate arrangements.
"We will move to the next phase of the administration - agreeing the creditors claims and dealing with the money that is due to the company to produce a dividend for the creditors."
Each of the workers will receive at most £3,360 in statutory redundancy pay.
Among those who will be going is Adrian Ross, the works convenor with the Transport & General Workers Union, who will leave after almost two decades at the car factory.
Mr Ross, aged 48, was still positive about the prospects of Nanjing restarting production at the site.
Nanjing has promised hundreds of jobs will be created when the MG TF goes into production on the South Works site it will lease.
He said: "I was not optimistic but now they have signed this lease I am more hopeful.
"When they signed the lease it shows that Nanjing is showing some commitment and I wish them the best of luck."
Mr Ross said he thought some of the workers would come back if Nanjing restarted production.
"Some may come back, it's hard to tell," he said. ..SUPL: