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    does anyone remember an advert for british leyland from i think 1977 i can't remember all of the words but it was something like this.it's the s plate special coming down the line the s plate special right on time. with leyland cars well you can do it now with the new s plate there were backing singers singing s plate special throughout the ad.

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    Yes I remember that one!!

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    I remember that. The song was based on the song 'Six-Five Special'
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp-8A0y-Pyw

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    I remember it vaguely, my version of the lyric differs slightly from yours, I thought it went:

    The S plate special coming down the line,
    The S plate special right on time,
    Leyland cars, always looking great,
    You can get them now with the new S plate...

    At around that time, I was a geology student at Kingston Polytechnic, now called university I notice. Four of us were assigned an area in Northumberland for a mapping project. Three went in my mates brand new Marina, I went alone in my 10 year old Corsair. I waited for them in the Spotted Cow in Haltwhistle, they eventually got there. On the drive up, a leaf spring in the Marinas rear suspension broke! Spent the first day or so of the mapping time driving into Carlisle to get a part, and fixing his car with limited tools!

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    Oh yes, I remember that one!!!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Yes, that one is in memory. All I remember of the song is "The S-plate specials coming down the line, the S-plate specials right on time..." I couldn't recall the ad was for BL until a previous poster said about it. I suppose that would be circa 1978.

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    Of course there was the infamous 'Good cars and a great deal more, from Leyland, Leyland Cars!' adverts with the two prisoners saying 'They'd never have caught us if we'd had a Dolomite Sprint'

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