1971 Hillman Hunter royal 1.7 petrol (super) from Australia and New Zealand
A classic piece of motoring history
Over the last 5 years I have changed all the front suspension bushes and rubbers, the starter motor, alternator, battery, rear springs (upgrade), rear bushes, shocks, some minor rust (rear quarter) and general service components such as spark plugs, points etc.
The car does 500 miles each week.
It goes really well and has its own temperament.
It turns heads especially from people who remember or owned one.
It is not quick and some say uncomfortable, but it is mine and that's the way I like it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th April, 2003
8th Aug 2009, 08:09
I have a 1971 Hillman Hunter HE model. I am in the middle of doing a restoration on it one bit at a time.
I have painted it white with red interior, and have redone the suspension (springs and rear shocks).
I am having trouble chasing down the front strut inserts though, any help would be greatly appreciated (I have been trying for months) as the contacts I seem to have are way too expensive.