Not a surprise really. Don't think I have actually seen a modern MG on the road around here, and certainly no idea where there is a dealer. That plant was doomed from the dark days of the strike ridden 70's
They are on sale in Thailand, imported from China. You can't even buy one here with manual transmission and they call them MGs!!! The adverts suggest they are British with the Union Flag plastered everywhere. The models are competitvely priced but I think unlikely to succeed competing with Toyotas and Hondas that have the supporting infrastructure and good resale values.
Sorry to see Longbridge production going having grown up in the Midlanda, but not surprised.
Sad to see it finally go. Have you been down to Pride of Longbridge? It's in the park over the road and it's a bit special. I've met quite a few line workers over the last couple and it's quite moving.
Nice to hear about the car - some pictures would be good, or get a resto thread going up the forum a bit.