CAR OF 1977 CHRYSLER SUN­BEAM

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - 6-page Nostalgia Special -

Project R424, de­signed by Roy Axe’s team, was Rootes’ at­tempt at a mod­ern small car, al­beit with rear-wheel drive and based on a short­ened Avenger plat­form. It was a solid seller, but the hot hatch Ti and Lo­tus ver­sions stole the lime­light. Peu­geot’s takeover of Chrysler led to the Scot­tish Lin­wood fac­tory’s clo­sure in 1981; the cars had been badged Tal­bots since 1979.

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