Introduced to go head-to-head with the ubiquitous Mini, it differed from it's rival by being rear-engined. It was, arguably, better equipped, being fitted with wind-up windows, rather than the Mini's sliders, and a lift-up rear window giving access to storage behind the rear seats in addition to a 'boot' at the front. Several variations were produced such as a coupe (the Sunbeam Stiletto), an estate (the Hillman Husky) and even a van (The Commer Cob). The Coventry Climax engine and transaxle could be removed en bloc from the car very easily, being rolled out on the car's own wheels. All told, a worthy effort but build quality at the specially built Linwood factory was compromised by labour disputes.