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#3481 OFFLINE   brandersnatch


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Posted Today, 11:02 AM



One’s too many, ten’s not enough!
One's too many, ten's not enough!

#3482 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted Today, 11:13 AM

When Leyland took over British Motor Holdings to form British Leyland the Maxi was almost ready to launch. They tidied up the styling a bit - using Roy Haynes formerly of Ford. Then set off to make the Marina. If they had poured the development work into the Maxi instead they might have done better in the end. That Maxi looks sorted by someone - a much improved look on slightly bigger wheels. Bravo to the owner. If you get the chance to see a Maxi in the metal they are an interesting design and deserved better.


I thought the Maxi might have looked less old-fashioned if they hadn't been obliged to use the Landcrab's doors to save money. There would have been scope to make the front windscreen and leading edge of the front doors more raked-back.

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#3483 ONLINE   lesapandre


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Posted Today, 12:11 PM

Yup. I believe it was decreed by George Harriman. Austin had a longer tradition of doing this - I think the Westminster used the Cambridge doors and Hereford the Somerset's. It was a bit of a lash-up but they look better in the metal - quite low by today's standards. 

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