Papers of Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd.

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Subject and administrative files, 1964-1968; overseas administrative files, 1961-1963.

Administrative / Biographical History

Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd company merged with British Motor Holdings Ltd in 1968 to form the British Leyland Motor Corporation. The company was partly nationalized by the British government in 1975.

Reference: Encyclopaedia Britannica ( Accessed August 2002.


This collection forms part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive (MSS.226).

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust in 1984.

Other Finding Aids

A paper catalogue to file level is available in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources. A catalogue to file level is available in electronic format on the Access to Archives (A2A) website at:

An authority record exists for the Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd. (GB 152 AAR2294).

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for publication of deposited material or the result of research based on it should be made to the Trust. The Trust reserves all rights to commercial exploitation and commercial publication. Please contact the Centre's staff for further details.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre holds the papers of other companies which form part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive. Papers of the Associated Equipment Company Ltd./Associated Commercial Vehicles Ltd. (ACV), which merged with Leyland Motors in 1962 and became part of what was later know as the Leyland Motor Corporation are located at MSS.226/BL.

Technical materials are retained by the BMIHT. Technical enquiries should be made direct to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, Archives and Information Service, Gaydon, Warwickshire.