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LEYLAND P76 SALOON

4-door 6-seater saloon.

Strange aberration by British Leyland. Because Australians like big cars, Leyland Australia produced one, with conventional round monocoque, styled by Michelotti, and choice of six-cylinder overhead cam (related to Princess-type E6), or enlarged rover V8 engines. It used MacPherson strut, rigid axle rear, front discs, choice of three-speed, four-speed or Borg Warner automatic transmission. In other words, large, badly built, and conventional in all ways. It failed badly, and lasted under two years. Short-wheelbase Force 7 coupé version could have been promising.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
2622cc/4416cc (S6 OC/V8 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1973 to 1974  
Number produced:
8000 S6/14,000 V8/50 Force 7