Interesting Info about the P76

Despite the V8 model winning Wheels magazine's Car of the Year for 1973, sales of the P76 were adversely affected by a variety of issues: component manufacturers' strikes limiting parts availability, production problems at Leyland Australia's plant in Zetland all restricted supply of the car; the release of P76 coincided with the first Oil Crisis, when fuel prices increased dramatically. As a result, demand for all larger cars subsided.

Hence, notwithstanding generally favourable press and public reaction to the car, sales did not reach expectations.

British Leyland announced plans to sell P76 in the UK. However, production ceased before these plans could come to fruition.

The car achieved success in the 1974 World Cup Rally- winning the Targa Florio trophy. Leyland Australia celebrated this victory by releasing a limited edition Targa Florio model: the V8 Super with sports wheels and steering wheel, as well as special paintwork, including side stripes.

Source: Wikipedia Online

2018 Leyland P76 National Meeting

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Leyland P76, the Leyland P76 Owners Club of Victoria and Tasmania hosted a National Meeting during Easter in 2018 (30th March – 2nd April 2018).

Held in the the beautiful Murray River city of Wodonga, the long weekend was full of fun filled activities, including:

  • Scenic cruising throughout the local area
  • A public car display and Concours
  • A presentation dinner
  • Rocker Cover Racing (congrats Marty!)

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