It has become the fashionable thing to say by many members of the media when making reference to the Leyland P76 to call it a “lemon” The statement is often times made by people who have never driven a P76 and usually are relying on information written or said a long time ago. Yes, early P76s were of dubious qualityÛbearing in mind that Holden, Ford and Chrysler were no paragons of excellence in this area of manufactureÛbut quality soon improved and the P76 was anything but a lemon. Sadly, ill-informed opinion seems to have stuck. Those same media people said that the P76 was responsible for Leyland’s demise in Australia. Nothing could have been further from the truth! And those same writers deduced from a quick scan of a 1300-page Industry Assistance Commission document that recommended rationalisation of the Australian motor industry that Leyland was the one that had to goÛthis was never stated or inferred in the massive documentÛwith a subsequent and immediate collapse of the company’s sales. Today the Leyland P76 has come to be seen and owned by people who are more appreciative of it and what it represented at the time. A superb example is on display at The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney for all to see and admire and there are several clubs dedicated to its preservation.