Thursday, May 24, 2012

Plymouth Cricket/Hillman Avenger

Can you find a more orphaned car than the Plymouth Cricket?

Born of the Chrysler Corporation's need for a small car in its US lineup, the Pentastar brand imported the British built Hillman Avenger. Hillman, one of the marques of the Chrysler-owned Rootes Group, was no stranger to American roads. The Husky and Minx models were sold here when they were current models.

Today, both Plymouth and Hillman are defunct marques and I can't tell you the last time I saw a Plymouth Cricket on the road. Enjoy the snappy jingle in the 1971 Chrysler ad below. 


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