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Hillman Minx Phase VIII/VIIIA

Overview

Produced: 1954-1957, 94123 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Convertible,2 doors,4 seats
Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Hillman Minx Phase VIII/VIIIA

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

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1390ccS4 OHVHillman S4 OHV76mm x 76mm7

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 9"4' 0"13' 3"5' 3" 0 (18)0' 0"

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