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Leyland P76
« on: 04 August, 2012, 10:45:53 pm »
This is the last car my father restored before he passed away.
It is an Aspin Green Leyland P76 Targa Florio. They were never a looker but it goes well.
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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #1 on: 07 August, 2012, 04:40:14 pm »
These were ugly as,,,, but what a real gem. Hopefully it still exists in the Family Patrick.
Did you ever try putting a 44 gallon drum in the boot ????? ;)
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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #2 on: 07 August, 2012, 06:22:47 pm »
I always thought the Targa Floria was a 2door all alloy V8. Ugly as sin but the built-in safety standards were quite revolutionary for their time. All are now the norm for modern cars. Public demanded spacious cabin area and a large boot which is what they got combined with a lot of safety design and this did not make for a good looking car as far as the general public were concerned. And YES a 44 gal. drum does fit in the boot with the lid closed. I drove with 2 others to Ayres Rock and back from here in CQ. in 1974 in a brand new one of these.(Not mine) Even had a 16 gal. cruise tank out of a boat sitting on the shelf between the rear wheel arches plus all our food, camping equip.,clothing etc. etc.. The poor old girl was loaded to the gunnels and handled it no problems at all....... cheers Phil
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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #3 on: 07 August, 2012, 09:18:33 pm »
All of the V8s across the model range in the P76s were alloy. The two door P76 was the 'Force 7' a very rare beast.
The Aspin Green Targa is still in the family collection.
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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #4 on: 14 December, 2013, 07:58:42 pm »
This P76 Deluxe V-Eight lurks in and around Dubbo!


Leyland P76 Deluxe V-Eight by Joe Hupp - Truck Photographer, on Flickr

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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #5 on: 14 December, 2013, 10:23:50 pm »
Don't wash it at car lovers, do you know how much crud is left in the brooms etc after each person has cleaned their cars ………………………….. the paint will be destroyed. Use 2 buckets one with foam in it and the other one with plain water. 
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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #6 on: 15 December, 2013, 05:13:24 pm »
I will keep an eye out for it when we go out there for our holiday in April.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #7 on: 15 December, 2013, 06:01:20 pm »
something very wrong with the P76.............. the wipers are visible!!!.....or are they operating in this shot
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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #8 on: 08 August, 2015, 10:01:20 am »
A bit late in this topic, but thought you might like to see the Leyland Force 7 that is regularly displayed at Open Days at Fagan Park, Galston, NSW.

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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #9 on: 09 August, 2015, 09:29:18 am »
That looks beautiful.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #10 on: 09 August, 2015, 04:25:16 pm »
They were a good looking car.......

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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #11 on: 18 March, 2020, 08:48:40 pm »
The Force 7 was very much like the Renault R17 that was released for sale in 1971. This one in Rally trim as a sporting version was built for International Production Rally. They were never super sucessful. But large numbers of lesser sporting models with same appearnce were sold.

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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #12 on: 15 May, 2020, 08:56:15 am »
Hi all . Back in ths days I used to modify the v8 blocks to take buick heads
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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #13 on: 15 May, 2020, 04:05:47 pm »
What was the benefits for that sunshine man? Better flow?
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: Leyland P76
« Reply #14 on: 16 May, 2020, 12:36:04 am »
Hi cobba , yes the buick heads had much bigger ports  . They flowed well
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