Best of British: what’s your favourite BL car ever made?

Rover SD1

Leyland Motors merged with British Motor Holdings in 1968 and the infamous British Leyland Motor Corporation was formed. It went on to produce some of the most controversial cars ever sold – from the dumpy-looking Allegro to the trend-setting Range Rover.

As the conglomerate celebrates its 50th anniversary, our friends over at AROnline are holding a poll to discover the greatest BLMC vehicle ever sold.

Running until April, the Rover SD1 is currently taking a clear lead, with 19 percent of the votes. Second place is a tie between the Range Rover and Jaguar XJ6, both accounting for 11 percent. At the time of writing, 40 readers have voted for the Metro, accounting for nine percent of the votes.

Sitting at the bottom of the results are the Australian Leyland P76, the Japanese Triumph Acclaim and the commercial Leyland Sherpa.

“Considering that’s now ancient history in the fast-paced automotive world, it’s amazing to see just how much love – some of it ironic – that there is out there for the products which the company produced between 1968 and 1986 (when the initials BL disappeared, and were replaced by the Rover Group),” explains editor Keith Adams.

To cast your ballot on your favourite BL car, visit AR Online and be sure to tell us in the comments below which car got your vote.

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  1. Gavin February 6, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Rover SD1, Triumph Stag and Range Rover. If they made the SD1 today with a modern engine and auto box I think the likes of BMW, Audi and Mercedes would have some serious competition. It should have been a great car but was hampered by mangement and an indifferent workforce.

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