Nobody Outhustles The 1970 Hillman Hunter Hustler!

The Hillman Hunter was the Chrysler Europe machine that eventually became the Iran Khodro Paykan (and was related to many other British cars of its time). In 1970, Australians could buy themselves a rally-ized version called the Hustler, equipped with a twin-carb 1725cc engine, four-speed box, and one of the most… » 5/01/08 1:00pm 5/01/08 1:00pm

Sunbeam Rapier Fastback: Not Barracuda-Inspired, Really!

The Sunbeam Rapier Fastback's designer claimed he wasn't ripping off the look of the early Plymouth Barracuda (and maybe he's telling the truth) but so what if he was? How can you not love a British Barracuda? Too bad Rootes couldn't talk corporate overlord Chrysler out of some Slant Sixes while they were at it,… » 3/21/07 5:25pm 3/21/07 5:25pm

Humber Humber! It's The Lolita Reconnaissance Car!

Yeah, see, it's perfect for checking out underage girls, see? You got your turret, you got your gunslits there; heck, if her dad comes after you with a shotgun, what's he gonna do? Take away your birthday? Oh, wait, Humber, not Humbert?. Like the Rootes Group company; right they took the Super Snipe chassis and put… » 2/27/07 7:30pm 2/27/07 7:30pm

Ass-Engined Limey Snot Car: The Hillman Imp

Yes, people, we have here the car whose development shuffled Rootes into the arms of Chrysler, and eventually off to Peugeot to die. It's the Hillman Imp, a rear-engined British-designed, Scottish-built rear-engined econobox that never displaced more than a rear-mounted liter, had a reputation for fragility and… » 12/08/06 10:45pm 12/08/06 10:45pm