Motoring fans may be interested to know that 40 years ago Canberra was the place chosen to launch the Leyland P76 sedan. It was launched at the Lakeside Hotel, where several cars were lifted through first floor windows and shown to the media. Motoring journalists then drove a small fleet of Leyland P76’s on roads in the region, out to Honeysuckle creek and then to Gundaroo, showing off the handling and dynamics of the car.
This Sunday 30 June there will be a display on the East Lawns of Old Parliament House from 10AM to 3PM of around 75 Leyland P76’s, Force 7 coupes and the sole factory built P76 Station Wagon – which has just been restored.
All are welcome to attend.
The Canberra Times has this article about a Canberra owners P76 Targa Florio.