Hillman Minx Phase VIII/VIIIA
1954-1957, 94123 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Convertible,2 doors,4 seats
Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
In 1954 the Hillman Minx finally received its long awaited overhead valve engine, the new Minx was designated as the Phase VIII. The Minx Phase VIII introduced 15inch wheels, revised suspension and the usual trim changes. In 1956 a de luxe version, the Phase VIIIA, also joined the range featuring extra chrome and two-tone paintwork.
The new OHV four cylinder engine was available in either 1265cc or 1390cc format and gave the Minx an impressive turn-of-speed (by mid-50's standards!). Production of this the last "Phase" Minx lasted until 1957. Practical Classics September 2008 - Featuring Buyers Guide Hillman Minx (1948-1957). Click Here to view in our shop.
0 - 50 mph - 17.3 secs
Standing Q-m - 23.4 secs
Fuel Consumption - 29.5 mpg
Max Speed - 73.8 mph
|1390cc||S4 OHV||Hillman S4 OHV||76mm x 76mm||7|
Drivetrain and Suspension
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Wheelbase||Front Track||Rear Track||Length||Width||Weight (CWT)||Turning Circle|
|7' 9"||4' 0"||13' 3"||5' 3"||0 (18)||0' 0"|