Over the next ten years, over kits would be sold, in a vast array of different bodystyle and mechanical configurations. The original Hustler 4 set the pattern for those that followed, consisting of a steel platform monocoque clad in glassfibre lower body panels with a hatchback-style cabin and vinyl-covered plywood roof. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT. Together these would sandwich a leather-grained fibreglass interior moulding. A glove box was added to dashboard, and this consisted of a satchel attached to flat panel dashboard. When the first prototype emerged in the Autumn of that year, it was like no car that had gone before. He moved to Rover in and worked there for David Bache and designed the body of the Rover-BRM gas turbine Le Mans car.
Hustler 6 was guaranteed to stand out in a crowd. The following year, Towns added the Huntsman to the range, featuring revised styling, larger-diameter wheels and Hydrolastic or Hydragas suspension, reflecting the fact that this new model was based not on the Mini, but on ADO16 or Metro parts. Towns died from cancer in June , at his home in Moreton-in-Marsh , Gloucestershire. In he left Rover to join Aston Martin as a seat designer, eventually becoming the force behind the Aston Martin Lagonda. Access to the engine was straight forward. Towns began his training as a designer at Rootes in , where he was mainly involved in the styling of seats and door handles.
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Demand for increased capacity meant that a longer version — the Hustler 6 — was soon added to the range, but as the name implies, the extra length was gained not by stretching the wheelbase, but by adding a further Mini subframe at the rear, making this version a very distinctive 6-wheeler. The back-to-basics Hellcat was just about as sparse as a car could be while still justifying the description. William Towns is behind the car, facing the camera The Hustler was a Mini-based project designed in by Aston Martin Lagonda designer William Towns and later developed into a kit car by his Interstyl design studio. Hustler 6 was guaranteed to stand out in a crowd. Together these would sandwich a leather-grained fibreglass interior moulding.
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Description: The seats were similar to those used in a works canteen, and the floor was covered in ribbed rubber matting. The first vehicle was built using a steel monocoque of folded panels, with removable body panels in fibreglass and a roof of vinyl-trimmed marine plywood. The third version of the Hustler boasted more refinements, and finally started to shake off that "Works canteen" interior. Later that year, Towns unleashed the last word in Hustlers: