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HILLMAN STRAIGHT 8

Tourer, saloon, sports saloon, 2-seater drophead coupé.

On paper, an attractive proposition with a 58bhp engine, right-hand change again, and a 70mph potential. Coil ignition and wire wheels standard on this one, as are thermostatic radiator shutters, and the tourer with its fold-flat screen has an almost-Chrysler elegance. Alas! it went through big-ends faster than almost any car on the market...

Technical Specifications

Engine:
2620cc (S8 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1929 to 1931  
Number produced:
n/a