1960 Other Makes Minx Series IIIA
Sale price: $US $6,250.00 make an offer
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|Color:||Regency Beige (lower) Cloud White (roof, upper)|
|Engine:||1494 (1500) cc|
|Trim:||Deluxe Saloon (4-dr sedan)|
|Interior Color:||Ember Red|
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1960 Other Makes Minx Series IIIA for sale
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You're looking at a very rare numbers-matching car. On this side of the Atlantic they were sold throughout Canada and US. and it's one easy to keep restored and on the road with very little effort.
Lots of new and used spares in England. Ireland. Australia and curiously. Argentina and Uruguay. I'll let you research the history of Hillman (1935-1977) inside the larger Rootes Group - several fine websites are dedicated just to the Rootes group of vehicles: Humber. Hillman. Singer. Sunbeam. and Commer. Yes. the Sunbeam Tiger and Alpine are corporate cousins.
I sourced this car locally from an enthusiast in late 2015 and I've just completed a complete disassembly/reassembly with full detailing and/or replacement on the way back up. Here's what was untouched and/or original to the car:
Original1494 cc OHV engine removed. repainted and regasketed - but long block and head left as-is - strong compression and oil pressure (40 psi+ at idle)4-speed floor-shift gearbox: removed and completely sorted (new front seal. new shift detent springs. new idler and spigot shaft rollers (81 in all!)all glass is perfect and correct to the car: comes with two extra rear windows - almost completely extinct. so nice to have aroundall seating upholstery: only the rear top cap needed replacement. done professionally by Paul's of Seattledoor panels: new panel material installed with thin landau foam. but all vinyl is 100% originalall other interior trim including cranks. escutcheons. headliner. sunvisors and mirror are 100% original rear suspension and axle stripped and repainted - new input shaft seal parking brake system reconditionedfuel tank renewed and painted in hammer epoxy. the Smiths sender and gauge actually work!rear trunk mat and tools (OEM Shelley jack. lug wrench. tommy bar. starter crank)front suspension completely disassembled and repainted - no new ball joints or trunnions were neededcorrect Zenith 30-VIG10 carb rebuilt with OEM kit from the UKmanifolds are perfect. no cracks. petrol drain pipe clear and functionalAC oilbath air-cleaner repaintedAC fuel pump (glass dome!) rebuilt with OEM kitLucas twin-tone horns100% functioning Lucas regulator. generator and DM2 distributor and yes. even the Nov. 1959 ignition coil still working fine - (a correct #40681 DM2 distributor has been sourced and rebuilt if needed down the road)all original eight brake shoes relined and sealed correctly (in Indiana)the ultra-rare drums were healthy and only needed a light turningthe even more-rare Hillman rims (all five of them) were soda-blasted and painted with catalzyed acrylic white
New (replacement. NORS. NOS) new Firestone (Coker repro) 5. 60 x 15 bias tires with 1" WW - I have left the blue sealant on the walls for you to wipe offnew reproduction hub caps from the UK. beautifully chromedall new brake wheel cylinders from PowerTrack in UKall new brake master AND clutch master cylinders from PowerTracknew CuNiFer brake lines and brand new union nuts where needednew brake hoses from ArgentinaNOS Rootes brake pedal rubber pads from Canadanew clutch: pressure plate. driven plate and throwout bearingnew front and rear shock absorbersnew 1/4" steel fuel linenew fuel filler neck grommet from Australiadistributor cap. points. plugsLucas M35G replacement starter from the UKLucas FL5 replacement flasher form the UK - the dash tell-tale light works like it should (no NAPA flasher will work on positive-ground systems. )brake light switch (Beck-Arnley)miscellaneous bulbsreproduction 12V amber driving lamps. correctly fused/relayedreproduction Lucas-style fender mirrors
Despite my wish to keep everything original. the rebuilt Zenith VIG-10 is probably on its final hours. It's difficult to get the throttle plate and manual choke happy together. particularly at cold startup. Once warm it's smooth. but a new Weber 32 ICH or ICT would be instantly better. I just never got that far.
I've replaced the cross-pipe to the RF wheel cylinders with a second replacement. and still have a tiny weep out of the rearmost union nut. Even though everything was meant to work together by PowerTrack in the UK. either the bubble flare or likely the drilled well of the cylinder aren't a happy fit. Hopefully someone more patient than I can sort it out.
About 900 hours of enjoyable labor later. I'm proud to offer this RUST-FREE and extremely solid example of Hillman's best-selling model from the 1957-1963 "audax design" series. Fun to drive. built like a tank. and guaranteed to generate smiles.
Will also include the custom steel tube and wood slat roof rack as well. along with all service and parts and owners manuals. Absolutely essential here.
The heavy rubber mudguards. fiberglass Weathershield visor. reproduction foglamps are obviously all detachable.
Best of luck and thanks for looking. Any questions will be promptly answered.
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Comments and questions to the seller:from KARLA PRIETO, dated 28 april 2017
Hello, Is this car still available? Aslo, can you tell me what state this car is located?
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