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Apr 8, 2009 at 10:42 pm
Hey; saw the car on ebay, glad it went to a good home. We should meet up some time and compare stories. I do have some parts....
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Nov 22, 2008 at 11:06 am
Congratulations on being selected as "Mystery Car of the Day"! thumbsup image
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Oct 24, 2008 at 2:17 am
Wish I could find one in Oregon, I think they are just what the Chrysler corp need to have in their product line now..... but updated just a little.

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1971 Plymouth Cricket (GrassHopper)

Last updated Sep 20, 2008  

Photo of a 1971 Plymouth Cricket (GrassHopper)


The Plymouth Cricket was a Hillman Avenger (made by Chrysler Europe) adapted for use in the United States.

We have just added this (one owner, 34.486 mile, all original) rare bit of Mopar history to our collection.

Thanks for looking!!!


1971 Cricket 1,500cc (91.41 cu in.) 69bhp (net). 9.2:1 compression ratio.

Factory Options

LOL Not much!!!!
AM Radio, Front disk brakes, seat belts.

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The Cricket

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The Plymouth Cricket was a "captive import" from England, based on the Hillman Avenger, and was also a fraternal twin to the Dodge Colt that was made in Japan by Mitsubishi. The...

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1971–73: Plymouth Cricket for North America

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In North America, the Avenger was sold as the Plymouth Cricket through Plymouth dealers as a captive import. The car was essentially an example of badge engineering and...

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Chrysler Europe Hillman Avenger, Plymouth Cricket

When the Cricket was brought out in the UK in 1970, Chrysler Europe was still known as the Rootes Group with the Hillman, Singer, Sunbeam and Commer brands. Not until 1971 was the first Chrysler-badged model (the 180/2-Litre) introduced, but by 1976 the...

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