Hillman Minx Phase I
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Drophead Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Shortly before the outbreak of WW2 Hillman announced its first unitary (chassis-less body) saloon model, the new Minx. The Minx was so rugged and reliable it actually remained in production for the first few years of the war being used as a light staff-car by the armed services. Despite looking conventional the Minx featured a bonnet hinged at the rear as well as the aforementioned unitary bodyshell.
Following the end of WW2 production of the Minx Phase I resumed, an attractive (and rare!) drophead coupe version joined the saloon along with a more useful estate version. Mechanical specification remained fairly primitive consisting of a sidevalve engine, Bendix brakes and semi-elliptic springs.
|1185cc||S4 SV||63mm x 95mm||6.3|
Drivetrain and Suspension
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Wheelbase||Front Track||Rear Track||Length||Width||Weight (CWT)||Turning Circle|
|7' 8"||4' 0"||12' 11"||5' 0"||0' 0"|