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Return of the Avenger

14 01 Hillman Avenger

A 1974 Hillman Avenger, which has covered only 2,523 since new, is one of the more modern lots entered into the Charterhouse auction of classic cars and motorcycles on Sunday February 16.

“We are asked to look at some fantastic cars and motorcycles, but they do not always have to be a Ferrari or a Rolls Royce to be interesting,” said Matthew Whitney, the car specialist at the Sherborne-based auctioneers.

“Unsurprisingly this Avenger is just about mint in every way coming into our auction as a time warp discovery.” 

The car is a rare Sunseeker limited edition. Finished in a sandy beige known as Orange Blossom, with a vinyl roof, a 1600cc engine, an automatic gearbox and sporty Rostyle wheels, it was a popular family car in its day.

Today, a Hillman Avenger is a rare sight on our roads as many have disappeared due to the dreaded tin worm.

Having covered and average of just 63 miles a year and with a fresh MoT, this rare 40-year-old survivor is ready to be used and enjoyed and is estimated to make just over a £1 per mile travelled at £3,000 to £4,000.

The auction is being held at the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, on February 16.

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