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61imp
Posted 2019-07-26 5:59 AM (#585245)
Subject: 1957 Desoto 4 door sedan $500


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58coupe
Posted 2019-07-26 10:32 AM (#585249 - in reply to #585245)
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I owned a Plymouth Cricket for a while in the early 80s. Built in England almost impossible to get parts for here once Plymouth disowned them.

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Viper Guy
Posted 2019-07-26 1:12 PM (#585253 - in reply to #585245)
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Dad sold these back in the day and I kept one of the lapel pins.



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normsclassicradio
Posted 2019-07-26 2:50 PM (#585258 - in reply to #585245)
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OH MY GOD, NOT ONE BUT TWO! Our family and a close friend has 3 Crickets between us. Ours was an automatic, what a dog! We found a parts car in BC. and stripped it for parts. It has a 2 carb manifold, that helped ours be not such a slug. Took my driving test in it.
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-07-26 3:33 PM (#585260 - in reply to #585249)
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58coupe - 2019-07-26 7:32 AM

I owned a Plymouth Cricket for a while in the early 80s. Built in England almost impossible to get parts for here once Plymouth disowned them.


1971–1973: Plymouth Cricket for North America
Plymouth Cricket, winner of the 1971 Press-on-Regardless Rally

"In North America, a rebadged variant of the (Hillman) Avenger was marketed as the Plymouth Cricket through Plymouth dealers as a captive import in 4-door saloon and 5-door estate variants. It had 9.5" front disc brakes and 8" rear drums.[8] Brochures included a cartoon cricket, possibly trying to capitalize on the popularity of the VW Beetle.[9]

A Chrysler Plymouth press release dated 30 June 1970 said the Cricket would be presented to the automotive press in November 1970. The first shipment of 280 Crickets from the UK arrived in the U.S. on 20 November 1970. Another press release issued on 23 February 1972 stated that the "station wagon" version would début in early spring of 1972.

The 1500 cc engine was offered on the Plymouth Cricket. Side marker lamps (US DOT required) were added, and front disc brakes were standardised; these were originally optional in the UK. The single carburettor / manual choke combination was standard. From 1972, the single carburettor / automatic choke combination, dual carburettors, and air conditioning were all options.

North American federal headlight standards required the round four-headlight grille of the GL and GT model Avengers.

The Cricket was discontinued midway through the 1973 model year, despite a sharp increase in demand for small cars brought on by the gas crisis of 1973 and despite the success of the similarly-sized Dodge Colt, built by Mitsubishi Motors.

The Cricket nameplate continued when Chrysler Canada replaced the British-built Cricket with a rebadged Dodge Colt in mid-1973 model year. The Cricket's version of the Colt GT was called the Cricket Formula S. For the 1975 model year, the Plymouth Cricket was rebadged as the Plymouth Colt. Thus began Chrysler Canada's dual marketing system, selling the Colt as both a Dodge and a Plymouth. The later Plymouth Arrow was similarly sold as a Dodge Arrow.

The last British-built Crickets were exported to the U.S. in the later part of 1972, and were marketed until mid-1973 as "1973" models. This was because U.S. safety and emission laws became effective based on the calendar year the car was manufactured in or imported in, as opposed to the model year. "


REFERENCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillman_Avenger#1971%E2%80%931973:_Ply...




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matte
Posted 2019-07-26 4:57 PM (#585262 - in reply to #585245)
Subject: Re: 1957 Desoto 4 door sedan $500



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We had most model Hillman's in Australia but not the Avenger.

The blue car in the above photo with the mustard coloured Avenger in the background is a Triumph Spitfire.
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-07-26 6:38 PM (#585268 - in reply to #585262)
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matte - 2019-07-26 1:57 PM
The blue car in the above photo with the mustard coloured Avenger in the background is a Triumph Spitfire.


Oh. I was pretty sure the blue car was a Alfa Romeo Spider like the advert says

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mobileparts
Posted 2019-07-27 12:49 AM (#585277 - in reply to #585245)
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I have one (1) set of N.O.S. ++ Asbestos ++ rear brake shoes for the
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Actually, tough to find -- I still don't want big money for them -- like
to find them a good home.....
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matte
Posted 2019-07-27 5:49 PM (#585303 - in reply to #585268)
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56D500boy - 2019-07-26 6:38 PM

matte - 2019-07-26 1:57 PM
The blue car in the above photo with the mustard coloured Avenger in the background is a Triumph Spitfire.


Oh. I was pretty sure the blue car was a Alfa Romeo Spider like the advert says



LOL oops. Wild guess because they look similar.

Didn't have a need and wasn't curious enough to click on the actual sale advert link so I didn't see it or realise that car was also for sale. Thought it was just another photo you had posted for some reason.

The Triumph's and Alpha Spiders are always compared in looks and drivabiltiy. Being that they are not my cup of tea and a quick look, it had me fooled from the original corner photo I had saw.

This is a Spitfire



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