Anyone have a Hillman Hunter?
This one caught my eye at Moffat at the weekend in a sea of hundreds of classic cars. I used to get a lift into town in one most days. This is a Hillman Hunter Topaz...........not that it tells you that on the badging.
There on the steering column was the little stick which flicked it into overdrive. There was always the overdrive moment on our town commute, when the lever was flicked-not as good an overdrive flicking moment as I subsequently enjoyed in my Triumph GT6. Much slicker... a literal barely detectable thumb only flick of the switch on the top of the gear knob
The Hunter also turned out to be one of my friends first cars, (not the topaz..just a bog standard white one) Mooching around town blaring out the Crusaders Street-life Album, and feeling more than a touch cool.
The Hunter Topaz was a Limited Edition of 1500 sold in the late 1975/1976. All had: Copperbeech metallic, Vinyl roof, Rostyle wheels, Push-button radio, Fawn brushed nylon seats, Servo-assisted brakes, Side repeater flashes, Overdrive, Inertia reel seatbelts.