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1974 Hillman Avenger Alpine GLS

1974 Hillman Avenger Alpine GLS in Zui jia pai dang 4: Qian li jiu chai po, Movie, 1986 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK — Built in: NZ — Made for: NZ

1974 Hillman Avenger Alpine GLS

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Jale PL

2011-02-04 13:40

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dsl SX

2011-02-04 13:44

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High spec Hillman Avenger - in UK terms I'd call it 75+my GLS (1600) but may be different if Aus-built.

Lateef NO

2011-02-04 13:49

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Sometimes I mix these up with HC Vivas/Firenzas.. :D

dsl SX

2011-02-04 14:09

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Lateef wrote Sometimes I mix these up with HC Vivas/Firenzas.. :D

Even Jeremy Clarkson would not make that mistake .....

Anyway update: triggered by a comment that scenes were filmed in NZ, I'm suggesting now an NZ-made Hillman Avenger Alpine GLS, introduced late 72 (so earlier than UK GLS). Details at http://www.allpar.com/cars/adopted/hillman/avenger-new-zealand.html .

Lateef NO

2011-02-04 14:12

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dsl wrote Even Jeremy Clarkson would not make that mistake .....

You're joking, right? :D

dsl SX

2011-02-04 14:35

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Lateef wrote You're joking, right? :D

Maybe .....

electra225 IT

2011-02-04 16:16

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badged as a Sunbeam 1500

dsl SX

2011-02-04 16:27

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electra225 wrote badged as a Sunbeam 1500

Not in NZ - this was locally made, not UK export. I also suspect, but can't confirm this was a 1600cc Hillman Avenger Alpine GLS as launched in revised form in early 74 from the vinyl roof coming down the screen pillars as it did on the UK GLS 1600. The NZ link above is slightly confusing about when the NZ GLS first appeared 72 or 74.

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ingo DE

2011-02-04 19:40

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nzcarnerd wrote, that only a few cars were assembled locally: /movie.php?id=271902
:think: Are there somewhere some lists about all Kiwi-made cars? Like we have found for Chile, Argentina or Egypt?

nzcarnerd NZ

2011-02-04 20:18

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Perhaps I should clarify the comment re the number of NZ-built cars. In the later period - say post 1980 - the number of NZ-assembled car dwindled rapidly, but before that most of our cars were locally assembled. As dsl states it is most likely a locally built Avenger Alpine. There were quite a few car trim variants that were NZ only. I think one example is the Ford Cortina GTE which combined elements of both the British GT and Executive models. Even our Jaguar XJ6s were locally assembled for a time.

The Avenger looks to have an HE series plate which would be 1974.

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nzcarnerd NZ

2011-02-04 20:31

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Another Avenger variant - the red one at far right - can be seen in the thumb pic. Also in that pic is a red Mitsubishi 1850 coupe which would have been assembled in the same plant (Todds) as the Avengers.

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dsl SX

2011-02-04 20:43

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So can add made in NZ to listing.

nzcarnerd wrote Another Avenger variant - the red one at far right - can be seen in the thumb pic.

Missed that one - a bit of a hopeful punt at such distance, but colour/trim/roof combination looks very 1977-ish UK Chrysler Avenger GL - same for NZ??

dsl SX

2011-02-04 20:46

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For BMC/BL/Rover in NZ see http://www.aronline.co.uk/index.htm?nzwholestoryf.htm .

nzcarnerd NZ

2011-02-04 21:01

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Re the other Avenger - yes difficult to pick which model but definitely a later one. From what I see in other pics from this movie, I think what I thought was a Mitsubishi 1850 coupe in this scene is actually a Toyota Celica.

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