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Leyland Cars in Australia: a Chronicle by Tony Cripps This is a book about the history of BMC/Leyland/JRA from 1950 right through to the failure of the Clifford Corporation in the late 1990s. Find out who was involved and what they did in giving us the cavalcade of unforgettable vehicles that we all knew and loved. RUNOUT SALE. Only a handful left direct from this website. 198 Pages A4. $50.00 inc GST Monochrome +$12.50 Postage within Australia
Great book, A++ Seller! Unbelievable amount of quality information in this book. A must have Amazing publication” “Great Reference Book, Thanks” “Just an amazing book. Thank you Tony”
Great item Excellent seller fast delivery Fantastic book.
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Excellent Awesome, highly recommended Like any Aussie BMC or Leyland product; fast, totally reliable and all class!”
BMC-Leyland Australia Vehicle Reference 4th Edition by Peter Davis & Tony Cripps. Your Bible of BMC Australia Cars. Provides extensive details of vehicle identification codes and power unit codes for Australian-made BMC/Leyland passenger cars and derivatives from 1950 to 1982. The original and trusted source of BMC vehicle information written by the factory Administration Manager responsible for vehicle identification. Please check Look Inside sample for the type of information presented. Now completely reorganised  with updated information and tables. IN STOCK NOW 220 Pages, A4. $65 inc GST + $12.50 Postage within Australia
Vehicle Engineering Series There’s never been books like these for classic Mini. Packed with over 500 excerpts from the factory engineering drawings, these books are an essential guide to parts identification and vehicle engineering specification. These books are not workshop manuals, nor are they parts lists. They are unique in providing excerpts from the factory engineering drawings showing an unprecedented level of detail for each vehicle.   Book 1. Morris 850 Saloon and Van   Book 2. Morris Mini Deluxe (including Van and Mini K)   Book 3. Morris Cooper S MK1 and MKII   Book 4. Morris Mini Clubman (1971-1973 including GT)   Book 5. Morris Mini Moke and BMC Moke (1966-1973 excludes Californian) IN STOCK NOW Each book is $65 inc GST + $12.50 Postage within Australia
It’s a Mini World! Celebrating 60 years of the Australian Mini and Moke. by Tony Cripps, Peter J. Davis, Bruce Elson Will Hagon, Nairn Hindhaugh and Ron Moss   A new book which commemorates the production of classic Mini and Moke in Australia. Written by those who worked at the factory. Anecdotes, production methods, advertising, servicing, motor sport, model identification, and a great line up of appendices. Printed on high quality paper in colour to be a permanent book. 172 Pages, A4 $75.00 inc GST + $12.50 Postage within Australia
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Your online identification guide for BMC/Leyland passenger vehicles produced in Australia 1950 - 1982.
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Secrets of Style (2nd Edition) at BMC-Leyland Australia by David Bentley, David Hardy, John Holt and Tony Cripps   More than a historical record, this book educates the reader’s eye so that you may look upon both modern and classic vehicles with a new understanding and appreciation of the art of motor vehicle styling. Back by popular demand and now as a 2nd Edition. A short book, but one with something important to say. Printed in colour on high quality paper. IN STOCK NOW 72 Pages, A4, Colour. $55 inc GST + $12.50 Postage within Australia
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BMC Leyland Motor Cars in Australia
Really enjoying this book” “Before long, it became compulsive reading.” “It is a real eye opener”
A magnificent addition to any Mini enthusiast’s library The world of BMC minis is truly fascinating and you have captured it well - Pedr Davis 
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Here at BMC Leyland Cars in Australia, we have thousands of factory documents and images which have been donated by ex-factory employees and other interested persons over the years. Many of these are lodged in the City of Sydney Archives as part of the BMC Leyland Australia Heritage Group activities while others have been loaned for imaging and used as reference material for the many books which are listed above. Over 1300 images have been shown on our Facebook Page for the enjoyment of BMC/Leyland Australia enthusiasts. If you are hanging on to this type of material and wish to see it put to good use, get in contact - don’t throw it out.
Our current project is the transcription of the HYL register. This consists of approximately 10,000 hand-written entries which were used to book out and describe items handled by the Parts and Accessories Division, dating from 1959 at HYL0001 (a gasket set) right up to HYM series parts in the year 2000.
Everything is of interest.
Accessory Brochures Drawing Office Instructions Engineering Standards Engineering Technical Data Engineering Test Procedures Newspapers (Review, Reporter, Rosette) Press Releases Product Problem Advice Service Parts Books Service Liaison Summaries Technical Bulletins Meeting Minutes Photographs Letters
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Exhibiting at the Shannons Eastern Creek Sydney Classic, 14th August 2022.
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