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1930's Hillman Twenty-70.

Is this likely to have been a police car, or just a car that happened to be photographed with a policeman? The car itself is a circa 1935 Hillman Twenty-70 six-light saloon, registration WD 8519. This Warwickshire series ran until June 1935, which ties-in nicely with the believed date of this Hillman . The first of the photographs shows the officer sat in the driving seat, arm on the window ledge. I'm guessing that the car was already a few years old at the time of this photograph, it looks to be in decent condition although the offside front tyre no longer has much tread to its name.
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Hillman Twenty-70 car
Photograph number two is again a frontal view of the 1930's Hillman, the spare wheel can just be seen mounted in the nearside front wing. The 20/70 came fitted with a 20.9hp (68bhp) sidevalve straight-six engine of 2810cc. Of similar design was the 16hp car, powered by a smaller-capacity engine of 2110cc, producing 50bhp, an example of which can be found on the Hillman 16 page within this archive of images.
Hillman 20/70 car
There are also photographs showing two different policemen behind the wheel, one of which (the better of the two) is shown below.
Driver behind the Hillman's steering wheel
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