1958 Hillman Minx Series II Project, 1390cc. Registration nu...





1958 Hillman Minx Series II Project, 1390cc. Registration number HXG 46. Chassis number A1821010H. Engine number A1821010H HSL.
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. Announced in May 1956, the car went through a succession of annual face lifts each given a series number, replacing the mark number used on the previous Minxes. The Series I, introduced in 1956, was followed by the Series II in 1957, the Series III in 1958, the Series IIIA in 1959, the Series IIIB in 1960, the Series IIIC in 1961, the Series V in 1963 and the Series VI in 1965. There was no Series IV. Over the years the engine was increased in capacity from 1390 cc (in the Series I and II) to 1725 cc in the Series VI.
This three owner car was first owned by Driffield farmer John Hibell who only used it for going to the shops, our vendors father buying it c.1975. Soon afterwards at some 19,000 miles the head gasket failed and it was taken off the road for repairs. This never happened (the cylinder head is in the boot) and it has been stored ever since.
Sold with the V5C, V5, R.F. 60 and an MOT failure from 1975. In need of a total restoration, amazingly the interior appears in good condition.

Auction Date: 13th Jul 2021 at 2pm

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