The 1980s: Challenging Times

In 1982 Perkins celebrated its 50th anniversary with a search for the oldest engine; which resulted in the discovery of a Wolf still serving as an emergency generator set after nearly 50 years. New products during the decade included the Prima car engine, developed as a joint venture with Rover Group and the Phaser/1000 Series 4 and 6 cylinder engines, a new generation of efficient engines meeting worldwide noise and emissions standards.

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