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Hillman MinxAnother piece of artwork sent over by Les, this time featuring the Hillman Minx, and again an advert that probably went on to be used in a period literature in the late 1950s or early 1960s (probably the latter).
This advertisement, which probably dates to 1959/1960ish, shows a beaming young lady, gazing upwards at hubby driving towards her in their shiny new, two tone, Series Minx. It would be a comfortably-off British buyer that could buy his good lady a new car for Christmas, then, as now.
Reliability and longevity are emphasised in the advertising copy, along with "top-performance, top-safety and top-comfort". Easidrive automatic transmission also gets a mention, as does the gentle suggestion that ".. A shining new Hillman Minx is one of the most wonderful and lasting Christmas gifts of all. Go Hillman and happiness follows naturally.".
So there you have it, forget nylons and a box of Milk Tray, to really impress your beloved, only a 2 tone Hillman would do the job!
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