Leyland Cars in Australia

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Majorman
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Leyland Cars in Australia

Post by Majorman » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:53 am

Not tractor related but thought I would ask. I have a friend in Australia who has two Leyland cars in his sheds, not in the best condition thanks to mice but I never knew Leyland built a car. He has one saloon and one fastback sporty one. They are about the size and shape of the old Ford Granada over here and bear no resemblance to any British Leyland cars of the same era here.

Wondered if any of our Aussie friends had ever come across them. After seeing the $300000.00 Ford Falcon on the ABC News I wondered whether my friend should blow the dust off and clean out the mouse droppings. 8-) 8-)


Kind Regards,
Brian

Majorman
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Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:52 am
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Re: Leyland Cars in Australia

Post by Majorman » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:07 am

The car was the Leyland P76 and was built by Leyland Australia and also sold in New Zealand. Like a lot of British Leyland cars of the time it was a good car by all reports but suffered from reliability problems and poor bodywork.
Kind Regards,
Brian

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