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Leyland days.....

a few old photos of my time with Austin/Morris/MG vehicle-proving dept. (part of research & development) from 1969-1978


MG Midget undergoing federal brake testing (FMVSS 105/75) - 1974 Hondo, Texas

Federal MGB and Midget on test track, Hondo, Texas, 1974

Federal Marina and Midget with Princess backup, on highway to Galveston. Midget was boiling up as usual. - Texas 1974

Canadian Mini undergoing federal brake-tests - Hondo, Texas, 1976

ADO88 (disguised) on the Italian autostrada - Turin, 1977

ADO88 parked up - Turin 1977

ADO88 (in disguise) with ADO71 (Princess) and Cortina as service vehicles - Italian/Swiss border, Stelvio pass 1977

on top of Stelvio (snowing) in Italian mid-summer - Italy 1977

Stelvio again...

Mini 1275GT in Issigonis's workshop - Longbridge, B'Ham, 1977

ADO71 (Princess) on test-rig for towbar deformation testing - pulled towbar and shell to destruction - Redditch 1977

ADO88 undisguised. Millions spent and then scrapped for LC10 (a bigger car) which became the Metro - Swynnerton - 1976