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Hillman History

History

This is the history of the brand Hillman since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of vehicles produced under this brand.

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Hillman

In early 1907, William Hillman founded his own firm Hillman Motor Car. The car appeared in 1907 under the name "Hillman-Koatalen" or "25NR." It was a big car with an engine power of 25 hp with four separately molded cylinders and side flaps and the cone clutch, three-speed transmission (third - Overdrive), and driveline. In the same year, L. Koatalen driving this car took part in the competition "Tourist Trophy". In 1908, there was a characteristic shape radiator that was on all cars "Hillman" until 1930.



In 1909, when L. Koatalen moved on to another company, Hillman himself designed the model of the "12/16NR" with a 4-cylinder engine in the first 2.4 and then 2.7 liters. The car was produced until the end of 1913, they were replaced by two new models. One of them, a little-known, with a 2-cylinder engine capacity of 1.8 liters, did not enjoy much success. Another - "9NR" - proved to be more successful and produced about 10 years. She had a 4-cylinder engine (1357 cm3) with side valves, magneto ignition and a 3-speed gearbox.



In 1916 new Technical Director of A.-Dzh. Dawson has created a model of "11NR" with a 1.6-liter engine. However, its production did not begin until after the First World War and lasted until 1925



In the years 1926-28 the firm had in its program a single model "14NR" created under the direction of J.-P. Black. It was equipped with 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine with side valves, magneto ignition, 4-speed transmission and brakes on all wheels.



In 1928, the company "Hillman" became part of the Group's Rootes. Then in early 1929, was the first and only mastered the "Hillman" with an 8-cylinder engine capacity of 2.6 liters, valves in the cylinder head and the battery ignition. However, due to the come of the global economic crisis, this model called Voltic produced in small quantities, and in 1932 its production was stopped.



In 1931 at the London Motor Show "Hillman" introduced two new items. One of them - Wizard-assumed for mass production. Its equipped with a 6-cylinder engine (2110 cm3, 42 hp or 2810 cm3, 51 hp), 4-speed transmission and brakes Bendix. All-metal body is supplied by Pressed Steel.



Another new showroom was Minx, which caused much interest. The car, launched in 1932, the originally equipped with 4-cylinder engine (1185 cm3, 30 hp) with side valves, mounted on rubber supports.





In 1935, "Minx" was the first British small car received a fully synchronized four-speed gearbox. On request the machine completed with a spare wheel and radio.



During the 1938-40's company also produced a larger five-seat model "14" with a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine with 51 hp the side flaps. The car has had some success in foreign markets, despite the absence of hydraulic brakes, which appeared only in 1940, after the war rebirth and renewal, "Hillman 14" a few years under the brand name "Humber Hawk."





Commercial production of the "Minx" was resumed in 1945 and continued unchanged until 1947, when the cars got hydraulic brakes, recessed lights in the wings, and the shift lever on the steering column. In 1949, "Minx" began to produce a pontoon with a new body shape with a capacity of 6 passengers and the new lever-spring front suspension. Apart from the main body sedan, the new "Minx" was issued as a Cabriolet, Coupe Californian - and versatile - Husky.



In 1956 was held the next upgrade "Meeks" with the introduction of longer and lower body with improved design and enhanced transmission. Its top speed increased to 130 km / h





From 1956 to 1960, "Minx" is also produced under license by the Japanese company Isuzu.



In 1962, the family of "Minx" was supplemented by a larger model of Super Minx with a wheelbase of 2,560 mm. This model within the group "Roots" also produced under the names of Humber Sceptre and Singer Vogue with minor external differences.



Also in 1962 the concern "Roots" was built a new factory in Lynwood, where a May 1963 produced rear-engined small car Imp, developed under the leadership of Peter Uora. "Imp" was supposed to compete with the very popular at the Ford Anglia and Morris Mini Minor. The car had a 4-cylinder engine (875 cm3, 39 hp), with aluminum block designed by Coventry-Climax, a fully synchronized four-speed gearbox, rack and pinion steering and independent suspension on all wheels. The peculiarity of the body was openable rear window and folding rear seats to increase the boot.



"Imp" has successfully performed in 1964 in the "Tulip Rally" and in 1965 in the "Rally of Poland." This has stimulated the creation of a special version of the Imp Rallye motor with two carburetors (998 cm3, 115 hp). However, demand for "Imp" was lower than expected, because of what company found itself in financial trouble. Therefore, in 1964 a controlling stake in the company, "Hillman" has moved from "Roots" to the concern Chrysler.



The new management has expanded the line of "Imp" due to modifications of the "De Luxe" and "Super", and in 1967 replaced the "Super Minx" new model Hunter with a new front suspension, but with the same engine of 1725 cm3. In 1968, the "Hunter" has become famous victory in the transcontinental auto marathon London-Sydney. The following year, the program was supplemented by the firm four-door sedan, "Hillman GT» also with the engine in 1725 cm3, but with two carburetors, so his power increased to 79 hp



In the same period, licensed assembly of cars "Hillman" was organized in Iran under the name Raukan, as well as in South Africa, where the machines are equipped with engine Peugeot.



In October 1970, a veteran of the company - "Minx" - finally gave way to new models - "Hunter II» and «Eyvendzher." The latter was more compact than the "Hunter II», and looked more modern. "Eyvendzher" offered with two different 4-cylinder engine 1248 cm3 (53 hp) and 1498 cm3 (63 hp). Commissioned by the two vehicles manned automatic transmission. In the United States, "Hillman Eyvendzher" sold under the brand name Plymouth Cricket.





In 1972, there were new versions of "Eyvendzher" - four-door sedan and wagon Tiger II, which had the engine with twin carburetors (1496 cm3, 75 hp) and wheels made of magnesium alloy. In 1973, the company released a version of "Hunter GLS» with a new engine (1.6 liter, 78 hp) more effective brakes and a wide-radial tires. The car reached a speed of 160 km / h These models were produced until 1978, but the last two years only under the brand name "Chrysler" as a trademark in 1976, "Hillman" has ceased to exist.



After the European subsidiaries "Chrysler" were bought group Peugeot-Citroen, the former plant "Hillman" became part of the British branch of the association.

Latest classic Hillman cars offered in listings:

1960 Sunbeam Alpine 1960 Sunbeam Alpine 11 $13,500.00
1971 Sunbeam IMP 1971 Sunbeam IMP 8 $35,000.00
1960 Sunbeam Alpine 1960 Sunbeam Alpine 11 $14,250.00
1971 Sunbeam IMP 1971 Sunbeam IMP 8 $35,000.00
1948 hillman converitble 1948 hillman converitble 12 $US $1,275.00
1948 Other Makes Minx drop top 1948 Other Makes Minx drop top 12 $3,000.00
1958 Other Makes Minx 1958 Other Makes Minx 16 $4,500.00
1960 Sunbeam Alpine 1960 Sunbeam Alpine 12 $15,000.00
1964 Sunbeam Hillman 1964 Sunbeam Hillman 20 $US $3,950.00
1958 Other Makes Hillman Minx 1958 Other Makes Hillman Minx 17 $US $1,425.00
1960 Sunbeam Alpine 1960 Sunbeam Alpine 12 $16,000.00
1948 Hillman Minx drop top 1948 Hillman Minx drop top 12 $US $2,500.00
1963 Sunbeam IMP 1963 Sunbeam IMP 8 $36,000.00
1970 HILLMAN AVENGER 1250 SUPER - GREAT CONDITION, BELIEVED 4TH OLDEST SURVIVOR 1970 HILLMAN AVENGER 1250 SUPER - GREAT CONDITION, BELIEVED 4TH OLDEST SURVIVOR 12 £3,700.00
1965 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser 1965 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser 4 £7,100.00
1954 Mark VII Hillman Minx Motor CAR in QLD 1954 Mark VII Hillman Minx Motor CAR in QLD 6 $2,200.00
1967 Sunbeam Funwagon 1967 Sunbeam Funwagon 21 $US $2,500.00
1960 Sunbeam Alpine 1960 Sunbeam Alpine 12 $18,000.00
Hillman Imp Race Car Hillman Imp Race Car 2 £10,000.00
HILLMAN MINX SERIES 111A CONVERTIBLE 1960 HILLMAN MINX SERIES 111A CONVERTIBLE 1960 9 £4,750.00
Hillman Imp Van Hillman Imp Van 4 £6,250.00
Hillman Avenger 1600 historic rally car. Sunbeam Avenger 1600 Hillman Avenger 1600 historic rally car. Sunbeam Avenger 1600 9 £8,000.00
1960 Sunbeam 1960 Sunbeam 12 $20,000.00
hillman minx 1936 wwii staff car vintage classic military hillman minx 1936 wwii staff car vintage classic military 11 £5,750.00
Rare Barn Find 1936 Hillman Sedan in TAS Rare Barn Find 1936 Hillman Sedan in TAS 4 $6,000.00
1954 Mark VII Hillman Minx Motor CAR in QLD 1954 Mark VII Hillman Minx Motor CAR in QLD 6 $2,200.00
1960 Sunbeam Alpine 1960 Sunbeam Alpine 7 $22,000.00
1959 Hillman Minx 1959 Hillman Minx 12 $7,500.00
Vauxhall Viva 1965 2 Door 4 Cylinder Hillman British UK Manual in NSW Vauxhall Viva 1965 2 Door 4 Cylinder Hillman British UK Manual in NSW 5 $300.00
1960 Sunbeam 1960 Sunbeam 21 $US $5,900.00
1936 HILLMAN HAWK CABRIOLET 1936 HILLMAN HAWK CABRIOLET 12 £29,995.00
HILLMAN IMP 1965 HILLMAN IMP 1965 5 £3,500.00
ROOTERS MOTORS PARTS LIST FOR THE NEW HILLMAN MINX AND SINGER GAZELLE  1967 ROOTERS MOTORS PARTS LIST FOR THE NEW HILLMAN MINX AND SINGER GAZELLE 1967 3 $C $84.95
1936 HILLMAN MINX MAGNIFICENT 2 OWNERS FROM NEW THE CONDITION IS SUPERB 1936 HILLMAN MINX MAGNIFICENT 2 OWNERS FROM NEW THE CONDITION IS SUPERB 9 £4,400.00
1936 HILLMAN HAWK CABRIOLET 1936 HILLMAN HAWK CABRIOLET 12 £29,995.00
1954 Mark VII Hillman Minx Motor CAR in QLD 1954 Mark VII Hillman Minx Motor CAR in QLD 6 $2,500.00
Hillman hunter super minx Hillman hunter super minx 10 $3,500.00
1925 Morris Bullnose Cowley 1925 Morris Bullnose Cowley 6 £18,500.00
A Cheeky Hillman Super Imp with Three Owners and Just 29,631 Miles A Cheeky Hillman Super Imp with Three Owners and Just 29,631 Miles 20 £8,595.00
HILLMAN MINX 1.6 DE-LUXE HILLMAN MINX 1.6 DE-LUXE 12 £3,950.00
1964 Hillman SUPER MINX 1600. Transferable Registration Number. 1964 Hillman SUPER MINX 1600. Transferable Registration Number. 17 £3,995.00
OLD Hillman Minx in VIC OLD Hillman Minx in VIC 6 $300.00
OLD Hillman Minx in VIC OLD Hillman Minx in VIC 6 $600.00
OLD Hillman Minx in VIC OLD Hillman Minx in VIC 6 $600.00
Hillman Husky 1959 Model in VIC Hillman Husky 1959 Model in VIC 2 $1,200.00
HILLMAN IMP SUPER Fully Rebuilt to Very High Standards many Extras HILLMAN IMP SUPER Fully Rebuilt to Very High Standards many Extras 15 £7,995.00
HILMAN IMP SUPER 1966 WITH 50K MILES AND HISTORY!! HILMAN IMP SUPER 1966 WITH 50K MILES AND HISTORY!! 7 £3,995.00
Hillman Minx Hillman Minx 7 £3,500.00
Hillman Hunter Classic 4 CYL 4 Speed Similar TO Escort Cortina Triumph Austin Hillman Hunter Classic 4 CYL 4 Speed Similar TO Escort Cortina Triumph Austin 12 $2,000.00
Hillman Hunter Royal 660 1972 4D Sedan Manual 1 7L Twin Carb Seats in SA Hillman Hunter Royal 660 1972 4D Sedan Manual 1 7L Twin Carb Seats in SA 11 $1,500.00
Hillman Hunter Royal 660 1972 4D Sedan Manual 1 7L Twin Carb Seats in SA Hillman Hunter Royal 660 1972 4D Sedan Manual 1 7L Twin Carb Seats in SA 11 $1,000.00
Standard Motor CO Standard 10 Barn Find Mini Morris Hillman Jaguar Standard Motor CO Standard 10 Barn Find Mini Morris Hillman Jaguar 12 $1,200.00
Hillman Husky TWO Door 4 Seater VAN in NSW Hillman Husky TWO Door 4 Seater VAN in NSW 8 $2,500.00
Hillman Hunter Classic 4 CYL 4 Speed Similar TO Escort Cortina Triumph Austin Hillman Hunter Classic 4 CYL 4 Speed Similar TO Escort Cortina Triumph Austin 12 $2,000.00
1966 Hillman SUPER MINX 1966 Hillman SUPER MINX 9 £3,495.00
1963 Hillman Super Minx Station Wagon Runs Well 4 Cylinder Vintage Classic in South Penrith, NSW 1963 Hillman Super Minx Station Wagon Runs Well 4 Cylinder Vintage Classic in South Penrith, NSW 10 $2,900.00
Hillman Hillman 12 $200.00
1965 Hillman Super Minx. Only 3 Previous Owners. Super Condition 1965 Hillman Super Minx. Only 3 Previous Owners. Super Condition 18 £4,995.00
Hillman Hillman 12 $2,500.00
An Incredible Hillman Super Imp Mark II with Two Owners and Just 31,838 Miles. An Incredible Hillman Super Imp Mark II with Two Owners and Just 31,838 Miles. 20 £7,995.00
Hillman Hunter Royal 660 1972 4D Sedan 4 SP Manual 1 7L Twin Carb Hillman Hunter Royal 660 1972 4D Sedan 4 SP Manual 1 7L Twin Carb 10 $1,675.00
Hillman Hunter Royal 660 1972 4D Sedan 4 SP Manual 1 7L Twin Carb Hillman Hunter Royal 660 1972 4D Sedan 4 SP Manual 1 7L Twin Carb 7 $1,600.00
Hillman Minx Deluxe 1965 4D Sedan 4 SP Manual 1 6L Carb in Lismore, NSW Hillman Minx Deluxe 1965 4D Sedan 4 SP Manual 1 6L Carb in Lismore, NSW 12 $4,900.00
Hillman SUPER MINX-Convertible Hillman SUPER MINX-Convertible 14 £7,750.00
Hillman Hillman 12 $2,500.00
Hillman Wizard Drophead Coupe Hillman Wizard Drophead Coupe 16 £15,000.00
Hillman Hillman 12 $3,000.00
Hillman Hillman 12 $3,000.00
1963 Hillman Gazelle 1963 Hillman Gazelle 10 $12,500.00
Hillman Husky Hillman Husky 12 $910.00
1972 Hillman Hunter Royal 660 Wreck FOR Parts in Pymble, NSW 1972 Hillman Hunter Royal 660 Wreck FOR Parts in Pymble, NSW 4 $520.00
1958 Hillman panel 1958 Hillman panel 12 $1,225.00
Hillman Super Minx in Croa, NSW Hillman Super Minx in Croa, NSW 11 $700.00
Hillman Imp 930 Rally Car Hillman Imp 930 Rally Car 7 £3,500.00
1957 Hillman Husky Panel Delivery Mildly Built GM 350 Power "SPECIAL DELIVERY" 1957 Hillman Husky Panel Delivery Mildly Built GM 350 Power "SPECIAL DELIVERY" 7 $17,500.00
Hillman Minx Convertibles, 1961 and 1962 Projecsts for sale. Hillman Minx Convertibles, 1961 and 1962 Projecsts for sale. 8 $2,500.00
1935 HILLMAN MINX 1935 HILLMAN MINX 12 £4,500.00
Hillman Hunter MAG Wheels Hillman Hunter MAG Wheels 3 $130.00
Original 1964 Hillman Minx in Spencer, NSW Original 1964 Hillman Minx in Spencer, NSW 11 $700.00
1955 HILLMAN MINX MK8 ** SORRY NOW SOLD ** 1955 HILLMAN MINX MK8 ** SORRY NOW SOLD ** 12 £3,995.00
Hillman Hillman 13 $3,000.00
HILLMAN AVENGER, 1971, 1600 TARMAC RALLY CAR, COMPLETE BARE SHELL REBUILD HILLMAN AVENGER, 1971, 1600 TARMAC RALLY CAR, COMPLETE BARE SHELL REBUILD 12 £10,600.00
1964 Hillman Super Minx Convertible, 83000 miles from new, 2 owners 1964 Hillman Super Minx Convertible, 83000 miles from new, 2 owners 12 £4,000.00
MG TF GENTRY HISTORIC VEHICLE MG TF GENTRY HISTORIC VEHICLE 12 £5,000.00
Historic Retro Ford Anglia 105E Race Rally Sprint Hill climb car VIDEO TOUR Historic Retro Ford Anglia 105E Race Rally Sprint Hill climb car VIDEO TOUR 11 £7,500.00
Austin Healey Sprite 1959 Mark I Bugeye Austin Healey Sprite 1959 Mark I Bugeye 12 £6,500.00
triumph tr2 triumph tr2 12 £6,400.00
1950 Jaguar mk5 3.5 litre, "BARN FIND" needs full restoration, reg DWH 711 1950 Jaguar mk5 3.5 litre, "BARN FIND" needs full restoration, reg DWH 711 12 £3,550.00
Hillman Minx Sedan Hillman Minx Sedan 4 $99.99
hillman husky 1.4diesel 60mpg/1961,overdrive,,elec windows/central lock/new mot hillman husky 1.4diesel 60mpg/1961,overdrive,,elec windows/central lock/new mot 9 £3,595.00
1955 HILLMAN MINX MK8 ** FULLY RESTORED. AN ABSOLUTE GEM ** ORIGINAL REG NUMBER. 1955 HILLMAN MINX MK8 ** FULLY RESTORED. AN ABSOLUTE GEM ** ORIGINAL REG NUMBER. 11 £4,995.00
1937 Hillman Magnificent Foursome Drophead Coupe **No Reserve** 1937 Hillman Magnificent Foursome Drophead Coupe **No Reserve** 12 $2,550.00
TIMEWARP CLASSIC 1974 HILLMAN AVENGER DL SUNSEEKER AUTOMATIC 1 OWNER FINANCE PX TIMEWARP CLASSIC 1974 HILLMAN AVENGER DL SUNSEEKER AUTOMATIC 1 OWNER FINANCE PX 12 £5,495.00
Unique Hillman Avenger Unique Hillman Avenger 12 £5,500.00
Hillman Imp/BMW 318is/Renault Williams/VW Beetle Hillman Imp/BMW 318is/Renault Williams/VW Beetle 1 £5,250.00
Hillman Avenger DL Automatic, Timewarp find ! 2500 miles from new Hillman Avenger DL Automatic, Timewarp find ! 2500 miles from new 12 £3,900.00
HILLMAN MINX DE-LUXE SERIES-5 GREEN GENUINE 30,000 MILES HILLMAN MINX DE-LUXE SERIES-5 GREEN GENUINE 30,000 MILES 10 £4,250.00
1935 hillman minx-a true classic and real collectors item. 1935 hillman minx-a true classic and real collectors item. 11 £6,100.00
HILLMAN MINX DE-LUXE GREEN HILLMAN MINX DE-LUXE GREEN 10 £4,450.00
1966 Hillman imp, 1 lady owner, gen 15,000mls from new ! totally original, 1966 Hillman imp, 1 lady owner, gen 15,000mls from new ! totally original, 12 £3,600.00