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1976: British Leyland sells the best criminal getaway cars

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In 1976, semi-nationalized British Leyland made cars bearing the Jaguar, MG, Princess, Rover, Austin, MG, Triumph, Mini, Daimler, and Rover nameplates, and these cars were not known to be of particularly high quality during this era. BL put this 1976 ad together, showing a humorous look at their vehicular offerings, and it has some good moments.

The Englishman telling his friend how he bought his Mini during the year England last won the World Cup (1966), for example, or the hardened convicts musing about how Everything Would Have Been Different if they'd run from the coppers in a Triumph TR7 or Jaguar XJS (instead of, presumably, a Rootes Group or Vauxhaull product). There's even a gratuitous boob shot, followed by a suggestively lengthening power antenna— everything you need when making a car-buying decision in 1976 Britain!

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