OUR FAVOURITE CARS FROM BL
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.