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Discussion in 'Other Countries' started by f11111, Nov 27, 2004.
Chrysler UK began to rationalize the Rootes range in the early 1970s and Hillman was the last name of the old crowd to disappear when the Hillman Hunter and Avenger became the Chrysler Hunter & Avenger in 1976. The Hunter was produced until 1979 and then was sold off in its entirety to Iran where it is still produced under the Peykan name (pictured right).
so you can say the dodge avenger came from some euro company called hillman?
While you're checking all that Hunter crap out, have a look at the Hillman Imp. Bloody mean mofo the hot version.
my oldmans got a hillman hunter. there a fairly small car, but have a huge engine bay. i reckon you could fit a big block innit
Hillman was an old established British company. Did quite well until it fell on hard times in the 60s. As turbodreams says Chrysler bought them, but instead of fixing things screwed things up even more. In the end Chrysler sold Hillman to Peugeot. Peugeot stopped building Hillmans and changed the name to Peugeot UK. Today the factory builds Peugeot 206s.
The Hillman Hunter and the late sixties/early seventies Sunbeam Rapier were twins under the skin. There was at least one company doing V8 conversions for the Rapier, so there's no reason you couldn't do it on a Hunter.