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

Targa Florio Australian Tribute

29 NOVEMBER – 3 DECEMBER 2017
www.targaflorioaustralia.com

A rare opportunity for P76 Owners to be part of a historical event.

It's not often that our cars are part of modern history, but on Sunday the 3rd of December our members joined cars from around the world to be part of the first ever Targa Florio held outside Italy!  

Kicking off from Rochford Winery in the Yarra Valley, they travelled to Healesville, The Black Spur, Marysville and King Lake before heading to Albert Park and then onto Harbour Esplanade in Docklands for a public display.

Perhaps you saw them?

Simply amazing!

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