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Peter Truman

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Attached here is an article from an Australian local produced free Classic Car Mag " Country Motor Australia" issue 50 it comes out monthly. If wanted I can fwd full mag.

This article is generally about Leyland Aus produced cars and UK models with larger Aus produced engines, an interesting read. I remember around early 60's dad had a Wolseley 6/99 ?110? and it was in for repairs so they loaned him a 24/80, I wasn't impressed and chose to catch the tram to school, spoilt little brat! I like the SA Apache with it's Triumph front and rear ends.

I've attached a photo of my first Works Car here in Aus Aug 74, a 6 cylinder P76, most were orange? Compared to the equalivent Holdens and Fords it was a great car but suffered teething problems, the glued in windscreen kept falling out & during an emergency stop the front bench seat pulled out of the floor!! works garage fixed that with BIGGER washers. The boot was massive and could swallow a 44 gallon drum! It was the first of 27 cars in 30 years. 

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My First MMBW Car Leyland P76 - 1974.JPG

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