William Stopford entertained us with the VW1500 in a recent chapter of his epic “Obscure Rebadges From Around the World“. It was of course a rebadged Dodge 1500, which was of course a rebadged Hillman Avenger. Which was also rebadged as a Plymouth Cricket in the US. Rivera Notario, who keeps posting some superlative finds at the Cohort, found this Dodge 1500 still hard at work on the street in Buenos Aires.
Here it is, on the go. No smoke from the tailpipe. These Hillmans were tough as nails, except for when they were shipped to the US, where they all seemed to fall apart in a couple of years.
Who here has seen a Cricket in the last 20-30 years? it’s my CC Holy Grail. It’s been at least that long fro me. But one of these days I’m going to be driving on some obscure Oregon back road, and there half buried under a blackberry bush in a rural property I will find my Cricket.
Or I could go to Argentina, a place high on my travel to-do list, bring along a Cricket badge, and make my own. Would that be cheating?