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Shiny 1937 Hillman Minx
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 4:11 pm    Post subject: Shiny 1937 Hillman Minx Reply with quote

Early Minxes pop up for sale from time to time on a certain online auction site, but few are as tidy as this example. Ok, not everything that glistens is necessarily gold, after all the restored look isn't for everyone, and there is still room for improvement here and there if being picky, but assuming it runs as it should, this looks like an interesting buy for someone.



https://ebay.to/2DZ7gXL

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, looks pretty original.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a lot of nice aspects but as an early Minx fan there are a few things that just dont look right.
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
There are a lot of nice aspects but as an early Minx fan there are a few things that just dont look right.


I would have my doubts that the interior originally displayed quite so many retaining screws on the door cards etc.

A car is only original once
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not keen on the painted grill, it should be chrome and doesn't look right. I also don't agree with the black painted hub caps, I often think items that should be chrome only get painted to save money on re-chroming.

The dash looks out of place too, it is painted steel, I had one and it was a lovely dark rich brown that very much gave the impression it was Bakelite.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...but it is described as being "totally original"..

With the state of the wiring (which is original) I would anticipate a fire... a chance to start again perhaps ??.

The guy is also selling a mini which looks like it has been fitted out with parts from some multi coloured swap shop.

My advise would be to steer well clear.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, it looks they took the cheaper (blackened chrome, simple repaint of the dash) and easier (visible screws in the upholstery) options in the restoration.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a shame but maybe a good basis for more work, these Hillmans are much rarer than contemporary Austins/Fords/Morris's.
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