For a car which sits at the top of its marque’s range, the Westminster brochure is neither inspiring nor imposing.
It’s a single-spread leaflet, in half-tone. At least it’s densely packed with useful facts, but the narrative does little to allure the prospective buyer. The date is indeterminate. The specification is that of the 1964-onwards Mk.II, but there is no mention of this in the title or contents.
In the BMC / BMH / British Leyland turmoil the Westminster was destined to be a car which history forgot. The publicity material suggests that by the mid-sixties, it was also largely forgotten by its manufacturer even before production ended some time in 1967.
The Westminster was no more than a bit-player in the tragicomedy that was Harriman-era BMC, but its tale, with all its twists and turns, is worth telling. I hope to return to this matter shortly.