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Chrysler Avenger
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Chrysler Avenger. 1976–9 (prod. 650,000 approx. all types, incl. Hillman and Talbot). 4-door saloon, 5-door estate. F/R, 1295, 1598 cm³ (I4 OHV). Facelifted Hillman Avenger, abandoning old marque in favour of parent company’s, and “hockey-stick” rear lights replaced by horizontal items closer to that of Dodge 1500. New dashboard. No real mechanical changes but full production moved to Linwood (where bodies were already made). Two-doors gone, but Chrysler Sunbeam filled the void. Exported as Chrysler Sunbeam to some Continental markets.

Manufacturing location: Linwood, Renfrewshire, Scotland

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

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


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