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Thursday, 21 March, 2002, 13:49 GMT
Picture gallery: Vauxhall's Luton car plant
The last car to be made at the Vauxhall factory in Luton rolls off the production line on Thursday.

Vauxhall's original Luton plant
Vauxhall opened its first factory in Luton almost 100 years ago

First Vauxhall car produced at Luton
Workers celebrated the production of the first car

Body mounting workshop at Luton
Initially cars were assembled individually

Early track line
An early production line system was introduced in the 1920s

Vauxhall car with Churchill tank
During World War II, few cars were produced

Inflatable decoy truck
Production efforts were switched to vehicles such as decoy trucks

Workers arrive at Vauxhall Luton on Thursday
By the workers arrived for the plant's last day, Vauxhall had produced 7.5 million cars at Luton

Last Vectra on production line
The last Luton-made Vauxhall Vectra came off the production line on Thursday

Vauxhall workers photographing the last car
It as a poignant moment for Vauxhall workers, 1,900 of whom have seen their jobs cut.

Car at end of production line
The car came off the production line at 10.23 GMT

Apprentice mechanics leave the Vauxhall car factory in Luton
Many workers have already left the factory for the last time

See also:

21 Mar 02 | England
Vauxhall car plant shuts
20 Mar 02 | England
End of an era for Vauxhall
21 Mar 02 | Business
What's left of the UK car industry
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