Cricket? Avenger? No, The Volkswagen Dodge!

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Well, now we're all curious about The Forgotten Mopar, the Plymouth Cricket (aka Hillman Avenger), so we're digging a little deeper into its story. Turns out it's a long and complicated one, with plenty of weird twists and turns. For example, how about an Avenger with VW emblems slapped on and sold in Brazil as the Volkswagen Dodge 1500? We heart the Cricket now! [Rootes-Chrysler.co.uk]

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Stoatmaster
Hedy Lamarr, a stoat

Oh bugger.

This has just made me remember the automotive abortions and misbegotten hybrids that Chrysler let seep onto an unsuspecting UK in the late 70s and early 80s.

Chrysler 180.

Talbot Samba.

Sunbeam Talbot.

And something called a Horizon that my mind's eye won't let me see, because if I could I would be plunged into a despair so profound that no poet could chart its unfathomable depths