1966 Hillman Super Minx Automatic blue (U265)

Vehicle Description
A real gem from 1966, this Hillman Super Minx is perfect for touring around and showing off to all.

Produced from 1961-1967 the Hillman Super Minx was a slightly larger model than the standard Minx and this rare automatic Mark IV boasts a high specification, believed to be from factory, which presents in very good overall condition now for sale.

The Mark IV Super Minx launched in October 1965 and built until 1967 with an enlarged engine capacity to 1725cc retaining the design changes from the Mark III. The automatic transmission is a Borg Warner 35, the same as that used in the likes of the MGB and the Triumph Stag.

The exterior of the car finished in Kingfisher Blue, with a white bodyline, is in excellent condition and presents very nicely. The chrome trim has been reconditioned or replaced where necessary and breaks up the paintwork wonderfully. The car sits on white steel wheels with chrome hubs, wrapped in recent rubber with white spats to compliment the white bodyline.

The interior of the car is in good condition, finished in black with black carpets and a light headliner, the cockpit is a pleasure to sit in. The car is fitted with separate front seats, believed to be from the factory, which was an optional extra at the time of production. The original wooden dash has signs of wear, and this may need some attention if required. There is a small tear in the driver’s seat which has been patch repaired, there is also the addition of ergonomic seatbelts in the front 2 seats. The back seat seems to have had very little use and presents excellently.

The overhead valve four-cylinder engine used in the Super Minx’s have proven to be tough and reliable in service. This later 1725cc has the benefit of an extra main bearing unit (5 in total) increasing the specification top speed to 90mph. This engine outlived the Super Minx and was used in later models such as the Hunter and the Sunbeam Alpine. From what we can see, the engine has been kept in good condition and fluids have been changed regularly.

The Borg Warner 35 automatic transmission is smooth (for the era), and the column shift arrangement is very easy to use. The kick down is effective at lower speeds and the car cruises with pleasure.

The car was recommissioned in 2019 including the replacement of the rear shock absorbers and bushes and a rebuild of the front disc brakes.

All in all this is a very good example of a Hillman Super Minx which we are delighted to offer on the market awaiting its next custodian. There is a mixture of paperwork to come with the car including its current V5, various owner’s manuals, a lovely set of Jack Brabham service cards and some previous MOT certificates. We will supply the car with 12 months MOT prior to its delivery or collection.

If this car looks and sounds like the car for you, a trip to see us is well worth the visit – “Our coffee pot is always hot”.