Hillman Minx Phase 1 1945-1947
The 1947 New Minx was essentially the 1940 model, with some post-war improvements. It was powered by a 35 h.p. 4-cylinder 1184 c.c. side valve engine.
THE NEW MINX
Many further great improvements
A vast war-time experience and research is reflected in the post-war model which now includes the following new features-additional to the many advantages always provided by Minx
INCREASED SAFETY Stiffer chassis frame and anti-sway bar for safer fast cornering and general “roadability”-improved steering gear and control-steering wheel free from road shock. GREATER POWER AND ECONOMY This world-proved Engine with new type cylinder head, increased compression ratio and Lo-ex alloy Pistons now gives 35 b.h.p. with far more economical fuel and oil consumption. IMPROVED PERFORMANCE With such increased power-a higher rear axle ratio- swifter and pleasanter cruising speeds with less engine effort, new type air and exhaust silencers greatly reducing noise. SMOOTHER RUNNING EVEN FOR MINX Improved engine mounting, providing greater stability for power units. Gearbox refinements for quieter running. BALANCED CLUTCH CONTROL Prevents clutch judder, allowing engine to float on its mounting, isolating clutch pedal from engine movement. RUST-PREVENTION Underframe assembly and body parts are specially treated to prevent corrosion and its damaging effects. IMPROVED BODY SILENCE & COMFORT Effective sound-insulation, draught and dustproof. Im-proved shock absorbers, new design window channels, easier and quieter closing of doors. MINOR POINTS OF MAJOR BENEFIT Easier “get-at-ability” of crankcase oil filler and dipstick. Improved fixing and easy removal of spare wheel. Modifications to increase life of exhaust valves and seats with leaded fuels. Improved waterproofing for brake linings. New brake drum, providing smoother and more effective braking, with less wear. Better chromium plating for rough usage. New type jacking system, simple and immediate engagement of starting handle.
Black with Brown upholstery. Smoke with Aero Blue upholstery. Mediterranean Blue with Blue upholstery. Cotswold Grey with Maroon upholstery.
ALL SPECIFIED COLOURS MAY NOT BE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE
SALOON DE LUXE – DROPHEAD COUPE
The specification of the Saloon de Luxe (illustrated above) includes the following equipment.- Window Louvres, Spring-Spoke Steering Wheel, Three Ash Trays, Silk Rope Pulls, Multiplane Driver’s Seat, Adjustable Front Passenger Seat, Leather Upholstery, Dual Screen-wipers, Sun Visor, Special Door and Front Seat Trim, Chromium Plated Radiator Grille, Side Armrests, Pockets to Doors, Over-riders to Bumpers.
ALL MODELS EQUIPPED FOR WIRELESS
Our Engineers have made provision for the simple fitting of a wireless receiver.
IN VIEW OF POSSIBLE POST WAR RESTRICTIONS, ITEMS OF SPECIFICATION HEREIN MAY BE MODIFIED WITHOUT NOTICE.Source: 1947 Brochure
There was also a Minx Convertible, known as the Drophead Coupé.