The four-cylinder Austin-Healey 100 sports car, first of the three Big Healeys, had already made a big
name for itself by the time the 2.6-litre six-cylinder 100-6 arrived in
1956. In 1959 it was replaced by the even more powerful 3000 model.
Land Rover Especial by Santana (1956–1983), spotted on Ibiza. It was not until the end of the
1950s that Spanish autarkism – under the regime of Franco the first
licensed Landys were manufactured in Linares without
any parts from the British main factory, but they equalled the English
models to almost 99% – was replaced by economic liberalism, which did
not rule out the fact that original
Perkins engines were already installed in Spanish Land Rover models
A 4.3 litre (pic 6) would have been a nice addition, but the Series IIIa 109" Santana 6-cylinder Especial (since 1979) wasn’t so bad either.
I dedicate this one to my man Grelicks, who has been dreaming of an aged Landy since 1989.