1948 Hillman Minx
72 cid, I-4, 35 bhp

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The Hillman Minx made its first appearance on the road in 1932 and went through much iteration before being discontinued in 1970.  The Mark III, introduced in 1948, underwent a significant makeover, replacing the pre-war flat back set-up with an integrated boot or trunk. Hillman also switched to complete unitary construction, “full-width” styling and coil and wishbone independent front suspension. The 1948 Minx was powered by an 1185 cc inline 4 cylinder engine capable of producing 35 horsepower and speeds approaching 75 mph. Badge-engineered versions of this car were sold under the Humber, Singer, and Sunbeam marques.  There were 378,785 Hillman Minx produced between 1948 and 1957.


  • A British-built, mid-sized family car
  • Styling inspired by Raymond Loewy
  • Body style is called a Saloon (4-Door Sedan)
  • Hillman was a division of Rootes Group