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1970-1976 HILLMAN Avenger specifications


This 1970 Hillman was a car Rootes/Chrysler intended to sell to the world... and did, to some extent, for it was also available in the USA as a Plymouth. However, although its styling was more appealing than the Hunter’s and the fresh range of OHV engines – 1248cc and 1498cc from launch, 1295cc and 1598cc in 1973 – were lively enough, the Avenger never really captured the public’s imagination. The one to have is the limited production competition-style Tiger of 1972-73, with lairy looks and 100mph potential.

Production

  • Production:
    638,631
  • Price at launch:
    £822
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,250
  • Price (good):
    £1,500
  • Price (average):
    £600
  • Price (project):
    £250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    19.8secs
  • Top speed:
    81.0mph
  • Power:
    58.0bhp
  • Torque:
    66.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    28.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-trailing link, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4102mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2490mm
  • Width:
    1588mm
  • Height:
    1422mm
  • Weight:
    830kgs

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