1:18. Leyland P76 Targa Florio, Omega Navy
1:18 Scale Leyland P76 Targa Florio
The Leyland P76 represents a truly unique time in a golden era of Australian motoring culture where a big rival to local heavyweights Holden and Ford quickly appeared, delivering a car that in many cases could be argued was vastly superior to the competition, and then disappeared just as quickly due to a variety of circumstances.
The P76 was developed with a new 4.4 litre alloy V8 or 2.6 litre six cylinder engine connected to either a 3 speed manual column shift, a 4 speed manual floor shift, or a 3 speed automatic Borg Warner gearbox. It was fitted with MacPherson strut front suspension, 4 link coil spring live axle rear suspension, power disc brakes, and side intrusion bars as well, another first for the P76. The body shell was a monocoque unibody construction which gave the car a surprisingly low kerb weight of 1275kg, a good 230kg lighter than its counterparts. Its interior was roomy and well appointed and featured a cavernous boot, so large in fact that one of its claims to fame was the ability to house an entire 44 gallon drum and close the lid! The exterior styling set it aside from the softer Falcon and Kingswood, and was affectionately known as “The Wedge”.
50 years after the release of the P76 to the Australian public, Authentic Collectables are excited to announce to collectors the P76 Targa Florio in Omega Navy, scheduled to be produced in 1:18 scale sealed body with high detail. As with all our releases in 1:18, this model will produced in an exclusive limited edition and will include an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Sealed body resin with clear windows and detailed interior.
No longer available for pre-ordering