P76 - Tim Chadwick
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1974 World Cup Rally P76 - Budgie Repco Rally P76 - NZ Racers NZ Rally Car P76 - Tim Chadwick

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The car today . . .

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. . . and yesterday!

Tim Chadwick's ex-racing Leyland P76

Tim's 1973 Leyland P76 V8 was originally owned and raced by Ross Calgher of Waitara in New Zealand in long distance production car racing.Calgher himself later went on to work for the Ford Escort works rally team in the UK, as well as being the builder of engines for both Nikki Lauda and John Watson in formula one Mclaren team in the early 1980's.
Tim Chadwick rescued this ex-racing P76 from a farmer's barn in Tongaporutu, North Taranaki and has been restoring it for two years so far. The 'Spanish Olive' coloured P76 is standard apart from a two-barrell Holley carburettor mounted over one of Ross Calgher's worked Manifolds as well as LSD and Calgher extractors added. A Calgher camshaft will probably go into the P76 in the future but Tim wants the car to keep close to its original racing spec.
The coloured photo is of the Ross Calgher / Malcolm Andrews Leyland negotiating a corner during the 1000 KM race at Pukekohe circuit in 1975, when it finished the race in 18th position. Another Leyland driven by David Oxton lead the race for some time, but a Chrysler Charger was the eventual winner.

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Of the four racing Leyland P76's in New Zealand in the seventies this car is thought to be the only survivor.

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