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Hillman Minx Phase II


Produced: 1947-1948
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Drophead Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
1947 Hillman Minx

Shortly before the outbreak of WW2 Hillman announced its first unitary (chassis-less body) saloon model, the new Minx. Production continued after 1939 for a couple of years and resumed following the end of WW2. Despite looking conventional the Minx featured a bonnet hinged at the rear as well as the aforementioned unitary bodyshell.

A revised Minx Phase II model arrived in 1947 which looked more modern with its faired in headlamps and disc-wheels. Mechanical specification remained fairly primitive consisting of a sidevalve engine, although at least hydraulic brakes were now included.


1185ccS4 SV63mm x 95mm6.3

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension


WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 8"4' 0"12' 11"5' 0" 0 (17)0' 0"

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