1951 Hillman Minx Phase VSOLD

Hillman Minx Phase V

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The name Minx first appeared on a Hillman car in 1932 and the first unitary construction models ran from the early 40s until 1957 when they were replaced by the "Audax models". The early 50s cars had side valve engines and went fairly well with a top speed of over 70 mph and reasonable economy.

This car is a 1951 "Phase V"-version finished in maroon red over black. The model only ran for 16 months and 67,000 were produced although very few survive. This is the only LHD one on the owners club records. Originally ordered from Rootes in London for a British lady by the diplomatic service in Paris, it was registered on the 23 July 1952 and it remained in her ownership until 2000! Clearly a keen motorist, she toured Europe and even the United States in the car, originally registered 434TT2Y, in Paris. Since 2000 it has been owned by an enthusiast who carried out many improvements including a full engine re-build and regularly showed the car, then from 2006 it was dry stored as part of a collection.

The body is in beautiful condition with a high quality paint finish and the underside is also excellent. The 1,256cc side valve engine runs sweetly, the 4 speed column change gearbox works as it should and on the road it runs and drives surprisingly well considering it is nearly 60 years old - looking at the history it seems likely that the indicated 60,000 miles may well be correct.

This Minx comes with a very detailed history ľ virtually everything since the mid 60s including many MOTs, service books and handbooks, newspaper articles about the car, many bills and photos including detailed photos of the engine completely stripped.

Please, don't hesitate to contact us for more information or detailed photographs.

Reference Number 73814

as of 3/19/2010

Car 1951 Hillman Minx Phase V
Exterior / Interior Color      Black 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD)