Malaise? What Malaise? British Leyland Has Just What America Needs!Murilee Martin4/28/08 11:00amFiled to: classic ad watch1970sMGBMalaise EraTriumph SpitfireTriumph TR6british leylandConvertiblemalaiseTriumph32EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkYou'll have fun in the sun, "motoring tops-down" in a spiffy new late-70s MGB, TR6, or Spitfire. Note how the horrifyingly ugly bumpers of the Spitfire are barely glimpsed as we see happy Americans driving hundreds of yards with no apparent electrical malfunctions. Sure, British Leyland gave up on the idea of selling MGs and Triumphs in the US just a year or two after this ad, but can't you feel the optimism here?