OUR FAVOURITE CARS FROM BL

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

KEITH ADAMS EDI­TOR A BIG QUES­TION!

How can I choose just one? Af­ter all, with such a rich back cat­a­logue, it’s too big a ques­tion. Af­ter much soul search­ing, I’d go with an early Rover 3500 SD1 in Mi­das Gold.

JAMES SADLIER MAN­AG­ING EDI­TOR BLUE OVAL

The Ford Mon­deo. Yes, I know what you’re think­ing, but it’s be­cause of the fail­ure of cars such as the Mor­ris Ma­rina and Austin Mon­tego that my beloved five-door hatch be­came so pop­u­lar in the 1990s.

GER­VAIS SEY­MOUR PRO­DUC­TION EDI­TOR MOR­RIS NO­MAD

This was an Austin 1100/Maxi mish-mash as­sem­bled by Ley­land Aus­tralia and fit­ted with a 1500 E-se­ries en­gine. Strewth!

DAVID BROWN AS­SO­CIATE EDI­TOR DOLOMITE

I al­ways thought this Tri­umph was one of BL’s finest cars, thanks to its dis­tinc­tive looks. And it was more than sport­ing enough for me.

DAVID SIMISTER FEA­TURES EDI­TOR MGB GT V8

Abing­don style matched up to the best en­gine BL had at its dis­posal – and Mor­ris Ma­rina in­te­rior door han­dles too, of course!

MUR­RAY SCULLION NEWS EDI­TOR JAGUAR XJ-S

Re­fined in all the right ways – plus I had a toy one. I buried that in my gar­den and never found it again.

CALUM BROWN WEB PRO­DUCER INNOCENTI RE­GENT

It’s an Al­le­gro with a dif­fer­ent quar­tic wheel tweaked for the Ital­ian mar­ket. So, Bri­tish de­sign and 1970s Ital­ian build qual­ity. It’s a won­der why it never sold.

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