Cool Wall: 1966-2015 Rootes Group Arrow Series

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1966-2015 Rootes Group Arrow Series


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893
United States
United States
Poll 1431: 1966-2015 Rootes Group Arrow Series nominated by @conic
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Body Style: 4-door saloon, 5-door estate, 2-door coupé and 2 door pick-up
Engine: 1.5L I4, 1.7L I4
Power: 66-107hp
Torque: 73-86 lb-ft
Weight: 953 kg
Transmission: 4-speed manual (optional overdrive), 3-speed auto, 4-speed auto
Drivetrain: front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Additional Information:
Most versions were out of production by 1980, but a few soldiered on, one for another 35 years
This nomination includes:
▪Chrysler Hunter, Chrysler Vogue.
▪Dodge Husky.
▪Hillman Arrow, Hillman Break de
Chasse, Hillman Estate Car, Hillman GT, Hillman Hunter, Hillman Hustler, Hillman Minx, Hillman Vogue.
▪Humber Sceptre.
▪Paykan. (Sedan produced until 2005, pickup until 2015)
▪Singer Gazelle and Singer Vogue.
▪Sunbeam Alpine and Sunbeam Rapier fastback coupés.
▪Sunbeam Arrow, Sunbeam Break de Chasse, Sunbeam Hunter, Sunbeam Minx, Sunbeam Sceptre, and Sunbeam Vogue.
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As far as old cars go, I guess this is a meh one. The coupe looks pretty good, the estate and truck aren't bad either. The sedan is alright but nothing special. Changes based on the styling of whichever version is in question too. The Iranian Paykan versions are interesting for their longevity, but that doesn't make them cooler (to me, at least)
 

JohnBM01

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Nothing really much to get excited about with this array of cars. Generic, but not really boring. It's... just there. Meh is my call.
 

FPV MIC

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GT-MIC
The fact that the Hillman Hunter won the London to Sydney Marathon back in 1968 elevates this Plain Jane up to cool for me. Doesn't hurt that I had a model of the race winning car when I was a kid.


It was like this one (complete with kangaroo). It's a shame I don't know what ever happened to it. :(
 
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The Bronx
Solid ccol. It looks like all the small classic tthree-box cars of the era I like: 510, Escort, Marina, Cortina, a little bit of Vauxhall Victor and that coupe look like a baby Jensen Interceptor.
 
294
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New Zealand
When I want an example of the type of styling I really hate, this is the no.1 example. Boxy without the sharpness that made 70s boxes look good. In fact there is nothing about it that looks nice. Even the coupe looks bad. The only plus is that the rear lights were used by Caterham for 40 years but even they seem to have got something better now. SU.
 

TheCracker

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Was unremarkable and uncool back in its day. Time has done nothing to change that. Uncool.