- Photographed in May 2018 at the British Classic Tour, South Australia

1935 Hillman Minx Type 10/30 Doctors Coupe

This beautiful little British gem was delivered new in Adelaide, South Australia on October 3 1935, at a cost (including 5 gallons of petrol!) of 341 pounds, 19 shillings and tuppence! The petrol cost 8 shillings and ninepence!

The Hillman Minx was built from 1931 to 1970. There were numerous versions of the Minx over that period, as well as badge-engineered variants sold by Humber, Singer, and Sunbeam.

The Minx was very conventional with a pressed-steel body on separate chassis and 30 bhp 1185 cc engine producing cushioned power.

By 1935 the four-speed transmission had synchromesh on all forward gears and thus the Minx became the first mass-produced car with an all synchromesh gearbox.

Loading...
Loading...
Loading...