Hillman Minx Series II 1958 sold for £2,120 at our April 25th Classic Car Auction.
This is a true barn find. I was taken by the lady vendor to a barn in the middle of nowhere to see this remarkable original series II 1390 cc – overhead valve Hillman Minx 3 position drop head coupe. She is a very solid car, not a rust bucket, but requires painting and re-commissioning. She is finished in grey, red trim and hood. The V5C says registered June 78, manufactured 1958. I think with a column gear change coupled to the 1390 cc engine she is more likely to have been made in 1956. It comes with original handbook and a number of spares. A good buy for someone, but it will require work.
Condition: 3 Non runner.
Sold no reserve.
Estimated sale price: £500 – £1,500
Sold for £2,120.
Additional information on the Hillman Minx Series II
“The Audax body was designed by the Rootes Group, but helped by the Raymond Loewy design organisation, who were involved in the design of Studebaker coupés in 1953. The car went through a series of annual face lifts each given a Series number, replacing the Mark number used on the previous Minxes; there was no Series IV. The engine was new for the model with overhead valves – a first for a post war Hillman. Over the years the engine grew from 1390 cc (in the Series I and II) to 1725 cc in the Series VI. A variety of manual transmissions, with column or floor change, andautomatic transmissions were offered. For the automatic version, the Series I and II used a Lockheed Manumatic two pedal system (really only a semi-automatic), the Mark III a Smiths Easidrive and the V/VI a Borg Warner.”