1970 HILLMAN AVENGER - £6,295 As Adve...
Well here we have a real beauty, and with a somewhat heavy heart i'm selling...
Avenger Tiger replica based around the 3rd oldest existing Avenger in the world.....built and restored around 8 years ago for competing in Historic regularity rallies and specifically longer distance events. Has done several continental tours in previous owners hands. Presented in the rare Bitter Green colour which was proposed for a run of Avenger Tigers in 1972.
A fun car that I recently completed a near 300 mile trip in without missing a beat.
Spec as follows:
Engine, 1600 Sunbeam Ti engine running on twin solex carbs. Ford bellhousing conversion and ford gearbox. Believed heavy duty clutch and a mild camshaft.
Drivetrain, from the ford gearbox is a recently balanced single piece prop leading to a Talbot rear axle....this houses a Quaife limited slip diff with a 4:4 crown wheel and pinion (helps with acceleration)
Suspension/Brakes, Believed Monroe shocks with uprated springs, the car is set up soft ish to allow for more pleasant driving on longer distance events,brakes are Talbot discs/calipers on front and drums on rear....just re-built.
Interior, original dash etc, Moto-lita steering wheel, reclining front seats from a Delta with full harness seatbelts. Properly fitted Brantz retrotrip (works spot on)...original back seat in excellent condition.
Shell, original shell in the very rare bitter green colour with a black bonnet / with bonnet pins fitted, Tiger stripes and Tiger spoiler. Structurally very solid shell, floors/sills/inner and outer wings etc all spot on. There are some minor surface blemishes but nothing to worry about.
Other, Lucas 700 spotlamps fused and relayed, heavy duty alloy sumpguard with skids, recent new exhaust system mounted up tight (so it won't get knocked off), anthracite Minilite style wheels with historic legal tyres.
Overview, a very solid and useable Avenger (just passed it's MOT) that would make a great alternative to all the Escorts out there. She really does get admiring glances wherever you go (be prepared for lots of people talking to you about it!!) She has recently benefitted from having well into £four figures pent on her!! Please keep in mind she has been used on regularity rallies so isn't 'mint', she is very presentable, being picky i'd maybe paint some lower areas as they've suffered gravel rash in places but doesn't detract from the car at all.
If the Avenger sells for the asking price i'll add in a pair of brand new period style low back bucket seats which really would finish the look off. I've had a few offers, whilst i'm up for a deal lower than the asking price, please be realistic about it!!
There is also a nice spares package including an original Lynx single carb inlet manifold, NOS gasket sets etc etc
I may p/x please to try me, i'd consider an early series 1 Elise, Boxster or Ford RS Focus/Rs1600i etc or what have you on offer?
Usual rules apply, sold as seen tried and tested, no guarantees given or expected.
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