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GundogSD4



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Agreed, also MK2 Jag and E-Type, DB4,5,6... Engineered by engineers Thumbs Up

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Re: Some of British Leyland's Best Cars

IanMetro wrote:
This set of photos include the original (Very Basic) Range Rover.
It also reminds me of how many other fantastic ideas they had, but failed to invest enough to carry forward.
It includes a picture of my favourite (that I have owned) the Triumph Dolomite Sprint, a 2ltr 16v fast, luxurious, saloon that more than rivalled the BMW 2002.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/slideshow/yes-br...great-cars


I had a BMW 2002tii from new, a few years later had the Dolly Sprint......trust me the 02 was a better car, not as luxurious in the old English manner but a better drivers car.

Best BL car......hmmm.......Dolly Sprint, Cooper S......but both so different. Regards

David

Please let me know if anything in my post offends you, as I may wish to offend you again......

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3landertwo



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I can honestly say, I have never owned a BL vehicle.

Was a Vauxhall man for many years unit I discovered Audi and Mercs. When I owned my own business I bought Land Rover vehicles and have done ever since.

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Scotland 

I’m too young to have owned anything from British Leyland. My old man though had an ex British Gas Austin Maestro van.

The bus company I work for still had Leyland Olympians in service when I started though, I quite liked them. 18MY Velar R-Dynamic SE D240, Fuji White

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I suppose that the original FL1 (with the Austin Metro petrol engine) was a BL product although it was based on a Honda design I believe. 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
FL2 GS 11 reg gearbox ,hesitation, exhaust sensors, wiper stalk,
FL2 XS 14 reg SD4 Auto , door lock problem @ 29k

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3landertwo



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My Dicso 1's had Leyland Daf headlamps and Morris Marina door handles. Laughing

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Milothedog



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Still regularly driving a British Leyland Car Thumbs Up



 2007 TD4 XS The work horse that earns its up keep
2013 SD4 HSE The posh one for towing the caravan
1973 Triumph Stag I bought in 2009 and restored.

Post #400250 22nd Nov 2020 10:39 am
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3landertwo



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I once saw the 'Fastback' stag in Stratford, the only one ever built. Have photos somewhere, was ribbon'd up as the owner's daughter was getting married.

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3landertwo wrote:
My Dicso 1's had Leyland Daf headlamps and Morris Marina door handles. Laughing

And metro/montego switch gear and maestro van rear lights! Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)

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Milothedog



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3landertwo wrote:
I once saw the 'Fastback' stag in Stratford, the only one ever built. Have photos somewhere, was ribbon'd up as the owner's daughter was getting married.


Yes, seen it few times, I've also seen both the 4X4 ones. One was built using an auto car and the other a manual O/D. Both have ABS as well I believe. Tickford also reworked one as well although its locked away somewhere. 2007 TD4 XS The work horse that earns its up keep
2013 SD4 HSE The posh one for towing the caravan
1973 Triumph Stag I bought in 2009 and restored.

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Is this the one

It looks very nice, I would have liked to have one. Most likely better than MGB GT?



http://www.mossmotoring.com/profile-triump...n%20study. FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles) (MY2011)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 50k+ miles) (MY2015)

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Milothedog



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Yes, that's it. there were a couple more built IIRC but that's the only surviving prototype. 2007 TD4 XS The work horse that earns its up keep
2013 SD4 HSE The posh one for towing the caravan
1973 Triumph Stag I bought in 2009 and restored.

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Firstly I must point out that my info comes from 2 books worth getting if you are interested in the history of Land Rover and/or the Freelander.
Land Rover Freelander - The Complete Story - James Taylor
Land Rover Scrapbook - Mike Gould

As I understand it,
Leading up to the FL1, a concept called the 'Cyclone' was developed by modifying a FWD Honda Shuttle to 4WD, using a simple viscous coupling.
This became Rover Project CB40 (named after the building they were in - Canley Building 40).
Modified 'Maestro' vans were used initially to try out the CB40 running gear.
It was decided to use the 16v K series engine, with raised fully independent suspension and 'anti-kickback' power steering.
The FL1 was nearly called the 'Highlander', this name was unavailable at the time, so 'Freelander' was chosen (in part because the name plate was the same size).

PS Just thought - it may not be too late to ask Father Christmas for one of these books??? FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles) (MY2011)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 50k+ miles) (MY2015)

Post #400270 22nd Nov 2020 2:31 pm
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3landertwo



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History of the FL1

Rover - v - Land Rover

https://www.aronline.co.uk/concepts-and-pr...reelander/

&

https://www.aronline.co.uk/cars/land-rover...reelander/

ARonline cover many vehicle makes.

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Steveja



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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Manual Barolo Black

Best BL car I would say was the TR8. The 6R4 is to trick to really count as a production road car.

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