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HILLMAN MINX MK8 (Mk Eight) - 4 DOOR SALOON - 1955 - EXCELLENT CONDITION

Sale price: £4,200.00 make an offer

Car location: East Sussex, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Hillman
Model: MINX MK8 SALOON
Year: 1955
Type: Standard Car
Doors: 4
Color: Blue
Seats: 4
Engine: 1,390
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Previous Owners: 3
In-Car Audio: AM/FM Stereo
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HILLMAN MINX MK8 (Mk Eight) - 4 DOOR SALOON - 1955 - EXCELLENT CONDITION for sale

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  •  HILLMAN MINX MK8 (Mk Eight) - 4 DOOR SALOON - 1955 - EXCELLENT CONDITION
  •  HILLMAN MINX MK8 (Mk Eight) - 4 DOOR SALOON - 1955 - EXCELLENT CONDITION
  •  HILLMAN MINX MK8 (Mk Eight) - 4 DOOR SALOON - 1955 - EXCELLENT CONDITION
  •  HILLMAN MINX MK8 (Mk Eight) - 4 DOOR SALOON - 1955 - EXCELLENT CONDITION
  •  HILLMAN MINX MK8 (Mk Eight) - 4 DOOR SALOON - 1955 - EXCELLENT CONDITION
  •  HILLMAN MINX MK8 (Mk Eight) - 4 DOOR SALOON - 1955 - EXCELLENT CONDITION
  •  HILLMAN MINX MK8 (Mk Eight) - 4 DOOR SALOON - 1955 - EXCELLENT CONDITION
  •  HILLMAN MINX MK8 (Mk Eight) - 4 DOOR SALOON - 1955 - EXCELLENT CONDITION
  •  HILLMAN MINX MK8 (Mk Eight) - 4 DOOR SALOON - 1955 - EXCELLENT CONDITION
  •  HILLMAN MINX MK8 (Mk Eight) - 4 DOOR SALOON - 1955 - EXCELLENT CONDITION
  •  HILLMAN MINX MK8 (Mk Eight) - 4 DOOR SALOON - 1955 - EXCELLENT CONDITION

HILLMAN MINX MK8 (De Luxe) - 4 DOOR SALOON - BLUE - DECEMBER 1955

 

I have decided to sell my lovely 1955 Hillman Mink Mk8 De-Luxe saloon.

Having two other classic cars. I can no longer devote 1000% to each and as such one of them has to go - sadly it's the Minx.

Bought this vehicle just over a year ago and it has provided me with trouble free motoring; although I have not done as many miles as I would have liked for one reason or another.

As you can see by the photos the car is in lovely condition. both inside and out.

There have been 3x previous owners with the last owner having the vehicle from May 1998 until I purchased it in August 2012.

For all you Minx buffs. this vehicle was supplied with the later 1390ohv engine which was then fitted in to the Minx Series 1 & 2 vehicles. This engine was overhauled by the previous owner and now benefits from having an unleaded cylinder head.

The engine runs beautifully and ticks over as it should; the addition of a very recent electronic ignition has made it smoother than ever. Even before the electronic ignition it started on the button. first time every time.

Manual 4-speed gearbox operated via column control is effortless to say the least.

I've just had a new clutch kit fitted as the last one (probably the original) was past its best and whilst this was being done the engine + gearbox mountings were also replaced.

Rest of the running gear works perfectly with no issues.

Steering & suspension is 100% which I would expect as it has numerous greasing points to achieve this.

Brakes are spot on and it stops on a sixpence; the car is running with new radials (165x15) with plenty of tread.

All the electrics work and the vehicle was converted to negative earth by the previous owner.

Quite rare on these cars is that it actually comes with a radio (original) and a heater; both of which were extras when purchased.

The underside of the car is rock solid and although I have placed a couple of photos on the listing. I can send you some additional pics if you require plus other support photos.

The bodywork. in a powder blue (lovely) is in excellent condition and the only 2x points worthy of mention is that there is a small scratch on the rear nearside panel (see photo) and a few minor (and I mean very minor) bubbles on the rear offside wheel arch. I tried to photograph these but they are so small you could not see them in the picture.

Chrome work is lovely with no damage or dents etc.

New top & bottom rad hoses fitted along with replacing the heater hoses.

Instrumentation works perfectly and is set in an unmolested dashboard as you can see in the photo.

All seats are comfy with no sagging and in perfect condition; as you can see the car comes with a bench seat.

Overall. this really is a wonderful car and a real head turner. It has been used for film productions and remains on their listing for possible further filming opportunities.

Other than the scratch and the very minor bubbles. it's exceptionally difficult to fault. If I was going to be super picky it does pop now and again from the exhaust on overrun; it's always been that way and has never affected the cars performance so I've just left it at that.

The car is based in Uckfield. East Sussex and constantly garaged.

If you wish to view the car please do so. as I'm about days and eves. I think when you see the car it will make you VERY keen to own it !!!!

Car comes with the V5 log book registered to me and of course the car is MOT exempt and has Historic tax status. Current tax expires May 2014.

I also have a large quantity of vehicle history with the car and I may have some spares left over if you are interested in those as well.

Winning bidder to provide a £150 Paypal deposit within 24hrs of the auction concluding.

CLEARED FUNDS before release OR Cash on collection.  

Car to collected and paid for in full within 5 days of auction end.

Unlike a lot of classics. you do not need a trailer - you can drive it away & enjoy immediately !!!!!! 

Any questions. drop me an email over the next 10 days.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Kristian Jonsson, dated 19 november 2017
Hello
Car still available?
I wonder if this comment goes through, considering the questions above. Send me a mail if you still have the car.


from Dick Jones, dated 14 october 2016
I think I have already contacted you. but have not yet received a reply Please let me know the situation. as I am very genuinely interested to purchase Many thanks Dick Jones

from Dick Jones, dated 14 october 2016
Is this car still for sale If so am extremely interested Please reply asap at your convenience or telephone 01449 770816.Many thanks. Dick Jones

from Dick Jones, dated 14 october 2016
Is this car still for sale If so am extremely interested Please reply asap at your convenience or telephone 01449 770816.Many thanks. Dick Jones

from Dick Jones, dated 14 october 2016
Is this car still for sale If so am extremely interested Please reply asap at your convenience or telephone 01449 770816.Many thanks. Dick Jones

from Dick Jones, dated 14 october 2016
Is this car still for sale If so am extremely interested Please reply asap at your convenience or telephone 01449 770816.Many thanks. Dick Jones

from John Huffadine, dated 21 february 2014
Can you confirm the car is still for sale please. Thanks.

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