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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:03 am 
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"Although he’s most likely to be remembered as the man who led the design team that penned the Morris Marina, Roy Haynes’ work at BMC and BLMC went much deeper than that. From the Pressed Steel Fisher studios in Cowley, Haynes masterminded a design strategy based on platform sharing, which could have vastly improved the firm’s profitability in the post-merger years. Signs of this are littered around BMC and BLMC’s product plans between 1967 and 1969, when he made the biggest impact. He feverishly led the ill-fated restyling of the 1100/1300 range under the auspices of Project ADO22, tried to develop the BMC 1800, worked to make a hatchback Mini, and also develop more sporting versions of existing cars."
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:43 pm 
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Interesting article, but to my mind the answer to the question posed is NO.

The man who led the design team that penned the Morris Marina - NOT A GREAT START

Masterminded a design strategy based on platform sharing - THAT NEVER CAME ABOUT

He feverishly led the ill-fated restyling of the 1100/1300 range under the auspices of Project ADO22 - FAILED

Tried to develop the BMC 1800 - FAILED

Worked to make a hatchback Mini - FAILED

and also develop more sporting versions of existing cars - FAILED.

I do hope I don't come over as overly negative :lol:

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