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My Hillmans, current.
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:12 am    Post subject: My Hillmans, current. Reply with quote

I only have two Hillmans now but have owned many over the years. These two I have kept for a long time, firstly my 1947 Hillman Minx I have owned for 12-13 years now. We keep her roadworthy, I have rebuilt the steering, brakes and re-wired her over the years but largely she is original, next plan is to rebuild her engine.
The second car is a 1955 Hillman Minx Mk8, Special Saloon. Special simply means using up the old Sidevalve engine and de-trimming a bit. I have owned her for about 10 years now and she is tucked away in the shed with the seized engine stripped and all parts now sourced for the engine rebuild. She had been dry stored since the early 1970's and as can be seen the interior is beautiful.








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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very nice pair of cars, as you know a friend locally has a very original '47 which he hopes to finish fettling up in the not-too-distant future. Access to the engine with that large radiator grille always struck me as being a bit tight, compared to rival Austins etc, but I do like these cars.

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peter scott



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's what looks like a very nice MkVII for sale at the moment.
https://tinyurl.com/ydbwgxjx

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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not too many MkVII's left these days.
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Richard H



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a delightful pair!
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