Classic Sports Car - - Buyer’s Guide -

Sold/num­ber built 1966-’79/c640,000

Con­struc­tion steel uni­tary

En­gine iron-block, iron/al­loy head, ohv 1496/1725cc ‘four,’ sin­gle/twin Stromberg or twin We­ber car­bu­ret­tors

Max power 54bhp @ 4600rpm to 93bhp @ 5200rpm Max torque 73lb ft @ 2500rpm to 106lb ft @ 4000rpm

Trans­mis­sion all-syn­chro four-speed man­ual, over­drive on Scep­tre and Rapier (op­tional on oth­ers), or three/four-speed auto, RWD

Sus­pen­sion: front in­de­pen­dent, by Macpher­son struts, anti-roll bar rear semi-el­lip­tic leaf springs, tele­scopic dampers, live axle

Steer­ing re­cir­cu­lat­ing ball Brakes discs front, drums rear, with servo on Scep­tre/rapier/vogue

Length 14ft-14ft 63/4in (4267-4439mm)

Width 5ft 31/2in-5ft 51/2in (1613-1664mm)

Height 4ft 61/2in-4ft 8in (1384-1422mm)

Wheel­base 8ft 21/2in (2502mm)

Weight 2000-2275lb (909-1034kg) Mpg 25-35 0-60mph 17.8-10.5secs Top speed 83-109mph

Price new £1223-2072 (Hunter Dl-rapier H120, 1974)

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