Wheels Magazine said in their July 1973 edition "...the P76 is the most important car in the company's history. It has cost $21 million and taken 500,000 miles of development and five years to get it into the showrooms" In a road test in the following month's magazine, Wheels said "...if Leyland Australia can't sell the new P76 in profitable quantities, then there is something wrong with the average car buyer", adding that "once the assembly problems are overcome, the P76 is going to be a very good car". In January 1974 the P76 V8 was named the 1973 Wheels "Car of the Year".
Ten years later (1983) the Leyland P76 Owners Club of Victoria was formed. Now with over 55 members, the club is always looking for more keen P76 enthusiasts or those who wish to own one of these great Australian cars. The club conducts a yearly concours and a number other events, membership is very reasonably priced and the club is fully insured.
Best of all, the club is able to advise members on technical matters, and contrary to what many people may think, engine, drive train and other usable parts are readily available for the P76 and what cant be bought off the shelf is often re-manufactured by the state clubs.
The Leyland P76 remains cheap to run, enjoyable and safe to drive and a true aussie family car way ahead of its time in its engineering development. So why not join the Victorian Leyland P-76 Owners Club, and help keep motoring history on the road!
Send Correspondence to: The Club Secretary 10 Jassa St Bentleigh East Vic 3165