Best of British Leyland
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Maxi Marathon (1968) - 11 minutes
This film introduced the world to the wonderful Austin Maxi (ADO 14). We
are shown the Exhaustive three-year
testing schedule to which the prototypes were subjected, from the Arctic
Circle in winter to Southern Portugal in summer.
Marina (1971) - 14 minutes
The gripping story of the three-year race to produce the marvellous Morris
Marina (ADO 28). Boardroom reconstructions allow Chairman, Lord Stokes to
guide us through its conception, design and technical development
culminating in an Exhaustive testing
programme. After glimpsing the extensive upgrade factory facilities we are
finally treated to the filming of the all-important advertising campaign
for the car which epitomised 'beauty with brains behind it'.
Allegro - A New Driving Force From Austin (1973) - 14 minutes
An in-depth look at the attributes of the amazing Allegro (ADO 67). The
British Leyland team that worked on the car tell us enthusiastically about
its virtues - the 'Hydragas' suspension, the styling, and of course, the
famous square 'Quartic' steering wheel. Who could resist?
Princess - The Car That Has Got It All Together (1975) - 21 minutes
A Seventies Film for a Seventies Car - meet the Princess (ADO 71),
codenamed Diablo. We are introduced in graphic detail to each car in the
range - the Wolseley, head of the family, and its less well-endowed
cousins, three Austins and three Morrises.
Metro - A British Car to Beat the World (1980) - 27 minutes
The momentous Metro - a make or break vehicle for British Leyland. No
expense was spared on this Exhaustive
documentary covering every aspect of Metro's design from ADO 88 to LC8.
Encompassing development, testing and the remodelling of factory facilities
to accommodate modern production methods such as robots, we gain a
fascinating insight into Longbridge of the period and British Leyland
Total running time 1 hour 27 minutes approximately
1965 Ford Cortina GT MK1
• Rarely Seen European MKI Ford Cortina GT!
• Incredible Restoration!
• 1.5L OHV Kent 4 Cylinder!
• Manual Transmission
The Ford Cortina is a car built by Ford of Britain in various guises from
1962 to 1982, and was the United Kingdom's best-selling car of the 1970s.
The Cortina was produced in five generations (Mark I through to Mark V,
although officially the last one was called the Cortina 80) from 1962 until
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is thrilled to offer a rarely seen Ford from all
the way across the Pond! This 1965 Ford Cortina GT comes to us from a
prominent, private collection and has benefitted from an incredible, nut &
bolt restoration. This is one of the coolest European cars we've had in our
showroom in a long time and it's well worth a good look!
Finished in Monaco Red, the paint is in absolutely breathtaking condition.
We are hard pressed to find imperfections to the paint or even the body.
The body is extremely straight and solid. The chrome and bright work is
also in excellent condition. This Cortina shows very well and is sure to
turn heads, not only because it's so incredibly restored but also because
it's very rare that one sees a Cortina GT out and about!
The interior is very clean and simple. The black upholstery is in beautiful
condition and you will notice that there are late racing seats installed.
The carpet, door panels and headliner are all in comparable condition. The
color matched dashboard and dash pad are in wonderful condition, showing no
signs of fading or cracking. The dashboard houses a set of Auto Meter
Phantom gauges (Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Fuel Level, Voltage) and
the original Ford Cortina speedometer and tachometer. These all look
awesome. There is also an aftermarket AM/FM/CD player as well.
Under the hood, you'll find that the engine bay is fresh and tidy. The
later model Mark II 1600, overhead valve, Kent 4-cylinder (casting #681F
6015DA) starts up easily and runs excellent! Upon the engine is what
appears to be an original two barrel carburetor and headers. The main
wiring harness has also been cleaned up by a Painless Performance kit.
Matched to the engine is a manual transmission, making this Cortina a blast
to drive! It has power front disc brakes and it sits upon a set of 13"
8-spoke, gunmetal Midland Wheels wrapped in a set of new 185/60R13 tires
that look great.
It's already very hard to find a Cortina GT; it's MUCH harder to find one
in condition such as this! The VIN is 3A77EG79301 and the mileage currently
shows 86,219. It is being sold on a clean and clear title. GET OUT AND
Morris Marina British Leyland Advert with HTV West Ident
The 1971 British Leyland Morris Marina Advertisement, shown, with the HTV
West ident. Just for a bit of fun. Both shown for entertainment and
information, all copyrights of HTV/Independent Television and BMIHT
acknowledged and all rights reserved.