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Hillman Minx Phase V


Produced: 1951-1953, 59777 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Convertible,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Hillman Minx Phase V

Hillman finally broke free from its pre-war, conservative styling in 1948 with the arrival of a new Minx family, starting with the Minx Phase III. The Minx had a new transatlantic look inspired by the designs of American stylist Raymond Loewy. Saloon, convertible and estate versions of the Minx were available to tempt buyers both at home and abroad in the more important export markets.

The 1951Minx Phase V used an improved 1265cc sidevalve engine, featured a floor mounted handbrake and extra brightwork. The Minx Phase V remained in production until the arrival of the Phase VI model in 1953. 



0 - 50 mph - 17.7 secs

Standing Q-m - 23.9 secs

Fuel Consumption - 30.2 mpg

Max Speed - 73.2 mph

Buyers Guide Hillman Minx (1948-1957) featured in Practical Classics September 2008 – available from our sister site Bookbase.  Click Here to view

Source: Motorbase


1265ccS4 SV65mm x 95mm6.6

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension


WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 9"4' 0"0' 0"13' 1"5' 2" 0 (0)0' 0"

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