Chrysler 160, 180, 2 litres 1970-1976

Chrysler 160, 180, 2 litres 1970-1976

Chrysler's big saloon was designed in Coventry and manufactured in France. Later it was produced in Spain. The main differences between the models were the level of trim and the engine size: the 160 had a 1600 cc engine, the 180 an 1800 and the 2L a 2-litre unit. The 2 litres was only availble with automatic transmission.

 

1974 Simca Chrysler 160

1974 Simca Chrysler 160

1974 Simca Chrysler 2 Litres

1974 Simca Chrysler 2 Litres

 

More information on the Chryslers built in Spain

The Chrysler 180 was also sold with a Diesel engine built by Barreiros, one of the main lorry makers in Spain at the time. The engine had a very low fuel consumption and proved to be very reliable. Most of the 180s in use today are fitted with the Barreiros-Diesel. In fact the factory of Villaverde, where the 180 was built had belonged previously to Barreiros who assembled under license Dodge Darts, Simcas 900 ,1000, 1000GT and 1200, and even some units of the Chrysler Imperial. Chrysler invested a lot of money, until they finally bought the factory. Barreiros became Chrysler of Spain, which together with the acquisitions of Simca in France and the Rootes Group in the UK made up Chrysler Europe. Nowadays Peugeot build the 207 in this factory.

 

Specification   (1974 Chrysler 2 litres)
     
Engine   Straight 4, 1981cc
Power   110 hp @ 5600 rpm
Top Speed   170 km/h
Acceleration   0-100 km/h: 13.1 s

 

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