By the end of 1969, Len Terry was one of the superstar designers of the age. With the Lotus 38 Indy car, 1966 F1 Eagle, the BRM P126, the Kincraft Formule Libre, various Mirage sports cars and the F5000 Surtees TS5 on his CV, the Leda LT20 could have been expected to be the car to buy in 1970. However, Terry's innovative rear suspension was a disaster, and it was well into the summer before development driver Roy Pike got the car working properly.
The one-off Leda LT22 was a significant step in the right direction and the Leda LT25 saw Leda return closer to the front of the grid. For 1972, Graham McRae joined forces with Leda's owner Malaya Cars Group and laid out the design of the LT27, which was then completed by Terry. These cars were later renamed McRae GM1.
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|Leda LT20||1969-70||4||Leda Mk 1 F5000. Raced in the UK in 1970 by Mac Daghorn, Chris Craft and Roy Pike. FULL CAR-BY-CAR LIST AVAILABLE|
|Leda LT22||1970||1||Leda Mk 2 F5000 (LT20 with modified rear suspension). Appeared in August 1970. Raced by Roy Pike. Later sold to David Lazenby and renamed "Hawke DL7" as a planned F5000 project for 1971. Subsequently sold to a sprinter. FULL CAR-BY-CAR LIST AVAILABLE|
|Leda LT25||1971||2||Leda Mk 3 F5000. 1971 car raced by Trevor Taylor. FULL CAR-BY-CAR LIST AVAILABLE|
|Leda LT26/LT27||1971-72||n/a||See McRae GM1|
Total number built: 7 raced
These histories last updated on 24 November, 2018 .