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Hillman Minx Phase I

Overview

Produced: 1939-1947
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Drophead Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Hillman Minx Phase I

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.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1185ccS4 SV63mm x 95mm6.3

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 8"4' 0"12' 11"5' 0"0' 0"

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