1974 Leyland P76 Super 4.4 Alloy V8
Under rated Australian Classic
The original Automatic gearbox lost all of the forward gears after doing a sequence of monster burnouts in it.
It ran quite hot when in heavy traffic until I had a decent 3 core radiator fitted.
Front drivers side wheel collapsed due to the wheel bearings seizing.
The car was purchased for $400 and has provided me with a lot of enjoyment at a tiny price.
I have never lost a street race in the car despite having some very exotic and powerful machinery having a crack at it.
The car has one the respect of my friends who laughed at me when seeing the car for the first time. It is now the preferred mode of transport for Saturday night cruising.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th December, 2002
15th Sep 2004, 06:37
I find it hard to believe that a P76 fitted with a BW35 can do a monster burn-out! First gear does not have a low enough ratio nor does the torque convertor have a high enough stall speed.
4th Feb 2005, 00:48
The BW isn't up to it, but the Awesome Motor makes up for it until the Auto lets go! I have done them two including one famous one at summernats that was enhanced with some colored smoke... P76 - simply awesome!
17th Nov 2005, 21:27
Burnouts with a bw 35 can be done under the right conditions!!
Remember this car weighs less than a v8 torana!! power to weight my boy.
16th Jan 2007, 02:13
Huh? My very stock 1973 V8 Executive burns out statically without the brake pedal - Low Stall Speed Borg / Warner box maybe, but tyre smoke in abundance.
In the late 70's my terribly irresponsible P - Plater friends started buying (and trashing) the then, very cheap P76s for the sole purpose of burnouts.