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(Charles Spencer) Spen King (1925-2010) of Rover
Educated at public school
1942 Apprentice at Rolls-Royce where he worked on developing gas turbines
1950 Involved in the development of the Marauder sports car
1952 Helped to design the Jet One, gas turbine powered car, which broke the speed record for gas turbine cars.
1959 Became chief engineer for new vehicle projects at Rover
1963 Responsible for the development of the Rover 2000
1967 Rover was incorporated into Leyland
Began work on engines for Triumph sports cars including the Stag, TR6, TR7 and TR8.
1985 Left BL and founded his own design consultancy