Tuesday, December 15, 2015

British Leyland / Austin Zanda

There’s no denying the Harris Mann concept that debuted in 1969 was a looker, even by today’s standards. Which in the emerging wedge era was saying something. Also to be fair at the time of British Leyland it’s amazing it look this well balanced and didn’t have most of its flair taken out by having to use the parts bin like so many others of the time.

It was never meant for production but to showcase the styling that would refresh the brand that would be exported all over the world. If you look close you can see its influence on the Triumph TR7 and the overall shape of the Austin Allegro, okay you need to squint a bit, both designed by the same man. Want to see it? well it’s still on display Motor Heritage Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire UK.

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