1967 Hillman Hunter 1.7 4 cylinders from Australia and New Zealand
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