A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF BODY-OFF TOTAL RESTORATION

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The Family Car

The Hillman Minx was a mid-sized family car that British car maker Hillman produced from 1931 to 1970. There were many versions of the Minx over that period, as well as badge-engineered variants sold by HumberSinger, and Sunbeam.

PROJECT BREAKDOWN

MECHANICAL
Motor rebuild, wiring, brakes, suspension

PANEL
Strip back, replace rusted panels

PAINT
Respray to owners specifications

UPHOLSTERY
As required by the owner


We know our cars and we know their history

From the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, the Minx and its derivatives were the greatest-volume sellers of the “Audax” family of cars from Rootes, which also included the Singer Gazelle and Sunbeam Rapier. The final version of the Minx was the “New Minx” launched in 1967, which was part of the “Arrow” family and essentially a basic version of the Hillman Hunter. Generally, the Minx was available in four-door saloon and estate forms, with a 1496-cc engine.

The Hillman Super Minx was a slightly larger model offered during the Audax era.

Throughout the life of the Minx, there was usually an estate version—and, from 1954 to 1965, a short-wheelbase estate, the Hillman Husky, and a van derivative known as the Commer Cob.

The Minx model name was revived briefly – along with the “Rapier” name, as applied to the Sunbeam Rapier version of the Audax family – as a special edition late in the life of the Talbot Alpine / Talbot Solara cars, produced by Chrysler Europe after its takeover of the Rootes Group.


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