Car quick pick



My car fleet

No cars selected
Leyland logo

Leyland - Austin series

Sort by: Year  Model  Displacement  Power  Weight 

units: metric UK US

About Leyland

Leyland Motors Limited was a British vehicle manufacturer of lorries and buses. It gave its name to the British Leyland Motor Corporation formed when it merged with British Motor Holdings, later to become British Leyland after effectively becoming nationalized. British Leyland later changed its name to simply BL then in 1986 Rover Group.

History

Beginning

Leyland Motors has a long history dating from 1896, when the Sumner and Spurrier families founded the Lancashire Steam Motor Company in the town of Leyland in North West England. The company's first vehicle was a 1.5-ton-capacity steam powered van. The Lancashire Steam Motor Company was renamed Leyland Motors in 1907 when they took over Coulthards of Preston. They also built a second factory in the neighbouring town of Chorley which still remains today as the headquarters of the LEX leasing and parts company.

In 1920 Leyland Motors produced the Leyland 8 luxury touring car, a development of which was driven by J.G. Parry-Thomas at Brooklands. Parry-Thomas was later killed in attempt on the land speed record when a chain drive broke. At the other extreme, they also produced the Trojan Utility Car in the Kingston on Thames factory from 1922 to 1928.

Three generations of Spurriers controlled Leyland Motors from its foundation until the retirement of Sir Henry Spurrier in 1964. Sir Henry inherited control of Leyland Motors from his father in 1942, and successfully guided its growth during the postwar years. Whilst the Spurrier family were in control the company enjoyed excellent labour relations - reputedly never losing a day's production through industrial action.

World War 2

Read more...

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.3L OHV M-4
47.0 kW / 63.0 hp / 63.0 hp  95.0 N·m / 70.1 lb·ft / 70.1 lb·ft
   

Leyland Austin Apache (1977)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1275 cm3 / 77.8 cu in / 77.8 cu in, 47.0 kW / 63.0 hp / 63.0 hp @ 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm, 95.0 N·m / 70.1 lb·ft / 70.1 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 138 km/h / 86 mph / 86 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.3L OHV M-4
55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp  108.0 N·m / 79.7 lb·ft / 79.7 lb·ft
   

Leyland Austin Apache TC (1977)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1275 cm3 / 77.8 cu in / 77.8 cu in, 55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 108.0 N·m / 79.7 lb·ft / 79.7 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 152 km/h / 94 mph / 94 mph top speed

Infobox

10 Great Tips How To Save On Car Insurance

Here’s something to stop and consider: When’s the last time you devoted mental energy to the particulars of your auto insurance policy? Did you basically set it and forget it?

It’s incredibly easy to let that happen — and if it has happened in your case, it might be high time to refresh your memory on just where your policy stands. You may be able to take a bite out of your insurance bill with a minimal amount of effort.

These quick tips can help you see whether you can save a little – or a lot.

    (...)

    Read more...

 
TOPlist