Britain's MG Rover will soon sign a deal to supply thousands of vehicles to Iran, the Evening Standard reported. That would mark a further stage in the car maker's remarkable revival, the newspaper said. It would also, in a way, be history repeating itself. Back in the days of the Shah, Britain's Rootes Group, subsequently bought by Chrysler and then Peugeot, supplied its then-current Hillman Hunter in kit form for local assembly as the Paykan.