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Hillman 16hp.

The following photographs featuring what I think is a circa 1933/1934 Hillman 16hp saloon, were provided by Richard who is researching his family tree. The car belonged to his grandfather, who is shown with the immaculate Hillman in photograph number one, attending to something beneath its bonnet. It's registration is UJ 3131, a Salop (Shropshire) series that ran between 1932 and 1937. Distinguishing features for the Hillman Sixteen include the shape of the front bumper, with its tapering ends, the spare wheel mounted on the nearside running board, and the substantial headlamp mounting brackets. The winged "Hillman" badge is also just visible, on the upper face of the radiator shell. It also has very distinctive cooling vents on the bonnet sides, laid out in groups, as can be seen in the second photograph.
(Please click the thumbnail to view the full-size image.)
Front view of a Hillman 16hp
Photograph two is a front three-quarter view of the same car, now fitted with an extra (small) spotlamp attached to the nearside bumper bracket. The aforementioned bonnet side vents are clearly visible.
Photo of the Hillman 16 parked on a road
This model featured a 2110cc six-cylinder engine, and was sold alongside the larger-engined Hillman 20/70 in the mid 1930s.
Shortly after publishing this page, Richard found a side view of the same Hillman and sent it over for inclusion. Thanks for that. It was certainly a handsome-looking machine.
Side view of the Hillman 16hp
Return to Page 21 in the motoring image archive, or visit the main index of vintage & classic photographs here. In the archive there are numerous photographs of both pre- and post-war Hillmans, plus many other cars.

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