Unique Cars - - HILLMAN HUSTLER -

HILL­MAN WAS a brand of the Rootes Group that as­sem­bled sev­eral brands and mod­els – such as Hill­man, Singer and Hum­ber - in Port Mel­bourne. In the mid-1960s, Rootes was bought by Chrysler so the Hill­man Hunter, launched in 1967, was as­sem­bled by Chrysler Aus­tralia. The Port Mel­bourne plant also as­sem­bled the Dodge Phoenix and the first Mit­subishi (Ja­pan) sourced Galants; this car took over from the Hunter as Chrysler’s small car of­fer­ing from 1972 when Hunter pro­duc­tion ended and Chrysler’s assem­bly op­er­a­tions – and hence Galant assem­bly – was con­sol­i­dated to South Aus­tralia.

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