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Leyland Motors
Industry Automotive
Fate Merged with British Motor Holdings
Successor British Leyland Motor Corporation
Founded 1896; 124 years ago (1896) (as Lancashire Steam Motor Company)
Defunct 1968 (1968)
Headquarters ,
Products Buses
Cars
Trucks

Leyland Motors Limited (later known as the Leyland Motor Corporation) started in the town of Leyland, Lancashire, England. It started as a bus manufacturing company but soon started to make trucks too. The factory locations included Spurrier Works in Leyland. A new factory was opened in Workington where the Leyland National Bus was produced from 1972 to 1985.

  • Jack, Doug (1984). The Leyland Bus Mk2, UK: Transport Publishing Company.


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