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David Ernest Bache

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David Ernest Bache (1925-1994) was a British car designer. For much of his career he worked with Rover.

1925 June 14th. Born in Mannheim the son of Joe Bache, professional football player.

Born in Mannheim, Germany, the son of Aston Villa and England footballer Joe Bache who was coaching in Mannheim following his retirement.

Towards the end of World War II David joined Austin as an engineering apprentice. When he had finished his apprenticeship he moved to Austin's design office where he worked under Dick Burzi

1953 December. Joined Rover to update the P4

1994 November 25th. Died

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