1969 Hillman Hunter Royal leaded fuel from Australia and New Zealand
An affordable classic, and original and funky little beast. THE MIGHTY HUNTER
Lots of things have gone wrong with my car.
I have had a new radiator.
I blew the head gasket, as a result of the thermostat becoming stuck.
The seats came un-welded, and had to be re-fixed.
The car was stolen and recovered, and additionally broken into twice.
I have had the dashboard replaced, as it was cracking.
The window winder replaced, as a friend broke it off.
The plastic escutcheons around the interior door handles constantly fall off.
The paint is now starting to peel off and needs to be re-sprayed.
The master cylinder had to be re-conditioned.
I have had new brake drums fitted.
I love this car. Despite all the above which has gone wrong, this is my first car and it has been great. Everyone loves my car because it is original, and a classic.
I have had a CD fitted with rear speakers and plan soon to have the paint work re-done.
I also would like to replace the carpet inside. I have gone back to original style of the car by fitting white wall tyres.
For a first car which only cost $500, and is valued at about $4000 now, I would recommend it to anyone who needs a cheap car, or is interesting in restoring a car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th September, 2002
10th Aug 2006, 22:52
My grandmother had a 1969 Hillman Hunter, I drove it a few times between Melbourne and Bacchus Marsh about 1992, it was OK. The best part was the sticker on the rear window that said "The Mighty Hunter: Your Passport to Adventure". You see a lot on TV in Iran, they either do still make them or did until recently.