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Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Thu 24th March 2016

In late 2015 Keith Adams of Modern Classic interviewed Steve Harper in his Studio about this past...

AR6 - Design theme sketches 1984.09

1984 ROVER AR6 Proposal

The AR6 project, the replacement for the Metro, had been evolving for some while in the design Studios at Canley. Late in 1984, designers Steve Harper and David Saddington were given the opportunity to share halves of a clay model, to investigate some more advanced themes.

From the first doodle sketch of the ‘mouse’, the design theme was approved, and the clay model was created by a model team led by Charlie James, in just one week.

The review of the models by the Rover management, was concluded by a statement that the designs were ‘a little too advanced’ to continue at length with.

That was proof enough that car to replace the Metro, would never see the light of day.