1967 Hillman Hunter 1.7 4 cylinders
Complete British Reliability
The number three cylinder collapsed.
The owner had the rings and bearings done before he sold it, but being tight fisted he decided not to replace a cracked piston, which would have cost $15.00 NZ for a second hand one, so the piston collapsed after six months.
It cost me $1,000.00 to put in a replacement engine. The hydraulic clutch blew seals on a regular basis. Rust got a good hold of the old girl, requiring extreme lashings of bog.
The Hunter was a reasonably reliable car, despite the problems I had with it.
It was always a good starter, even in the middle of winter. In a -6 degree frost I only had to pull out the choke, turn the key and voila.
The Billy as I called it, did a lot of kms for me around New Zealand.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th June, 2008