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Hillman Motor Car Company Limited

Founded in 1907 by pioneer motorist Mr. William Hillman, the Hillman Motor Car Company has a long and unique record of producing quality cars with a popular appeal.

In 1551 Lord Rootes introduced a new light car at the Motor Show of that year. Called the Hillman Minx, it represented a new conception of light car design.

The designers had created a useful, yet functional body around four seated adults and then placed under it a chassis adequate to the body's dimensions yet capable of transporting it at speeds up to a mile a minute and at a petrol consumption of between 36 m.p.g. and 40 m.p.g.

The result was a car which was the sensation of the 1931 Show and which laid the foundations of a remarkable tradition.

Since that year, there have always been Hillman Minxes on the roads of the world. The car has held the motoring spotlight for longer than any other British light car, and no other British model has carried the same name so long. The Hillman Minx, and its smaller estate our sister, the Hillman Husky, continues to be a best seller both at home and abroad and it is now being exported to more than 160 countries.


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Rob Allan 2016-01-03