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1973-1975 LEYLAND P76 specifications

1973-1975 LEYLAND P76 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Here was a car that promised so much and ended up delivering little for the poor Australians that it was foisted upon. The P76 was a brave experiment by BL, who devised the smart Michelotti-styled machine to fight the locals, and for a while it looked like they’d cracked it. Two power units were offered – a 2.6-litre six derived from the Princess, and a 4.4-litre version of Rover’s venerable aluminium V8. The P76 was good to drive, but shoddily built, and flopped badly on the market. Force 7 Coupé was never formally introduced but a few escaped onto the market. A true curio.

Production

  • Production:
    18,007
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,000
  • Price (good):
    £2,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,200

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    10.0secs
  • Top speed:
    110.0mph
  • Power:
    121.0bhp
  • Torque:
    165.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.5mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4890mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2825mm
  • Width:
    1911mm
  • Height:
    1391mm
  • Weight:
    1285kgs

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