Talbot Avenger

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Talbot Avenger. 1979–81 (prod. 650,000 approx. all types, incl. Hillman and Chrysler). 4-door saloon, 5-door estate. F/R, 1295, 1598 cm³ (I4 OHV). Rebadged Chrysler Avenger, after Peugeot took over Chrysler’s European operations. Originally retained Chrysler pentastar badge in grille despite Talbot wording on bonnet and boot. No real changes other than equipment and badging, but Avenger’s days were numbered after Peugeot elected to close the Linwood factory.

Manufacturing location: Linwood, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Marque: Talbot | Predecessor: Chrysler Avenger | Successor: Talbot Solara

q.v. Dodge 1500, Dodge 1800 (1973–5), Dodge Polara (1976–81), Volkswagen 1500 (1982–91)

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