By Patrick Mennem
The British Leyland 1.5 litre family saloon, scheduled to appear at long last in the spring, was designed by BMC. Since Sir Donald Stokes took over Standard-Triumph and later the British Motor Corporation, he has not been responsible for the design of any new vehicle.
At Standard-Triumph the Triumph 2000 and Spitfire were already on the stocks; so was the 2000 saloon of Rover and BMC had been deciding when to introduce the new 1.5 litre for more than a year. Sir Donald’s new amalgamated design office staff do have some very interesting projects in mind. But I doubt if we will be seeing any of them before the end of 1970.