1959 Hillman Minx Series IIIA Project, 1494cc. Registration number XWF 26. Chassis number A1950243. Engine number A1950243. 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. XWF was sold to Raymond Reed of Hull in May 1959, he sold it to the Triangle Motor Co of Hull in December 1961 who sold it to William Hillman straight away. David Collinson bought it in 1966 and our vendors uncle bought it from him. It has been laid up for 40 odd years. Sold with the V5C. In need of a total restoration.