Speaking of the late 70s/early 80s...
Miserable vehicle that it is, I've always had a soft spot for the 8. The local school has one out back as a shell. Rolled over or had something big dropped on the roof. Be interesting to drop in a modern powerplant . The former Merc Canada service guy used to race one back in the day.
On the subject of miserable Britcars, bloody Stag went by today. Pristine condition in 70's BL beige. Darn site better shape than the Esprit with the beat rear end draggin on the ground or for godsake, the Countach last week with the most faded red paint I've ever seen. Seems some of the exotica round here did not weather the winter well.