NICK LARKIN es­tatHILLMANHILLMANSUPERMINX1961-1966(1967es­tate)

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

It would be lovely to have a sum­mer of best-qual­ity early 1960s Rootes mo­tor­ing. I’ve re­ally got into Se­ries I Hum­ber Scep­tres of late but that might be push­ing our bud­get. How­ever an ex­tremely nice ex­am­ple of sis­ter ve­hi­cle the Hill­man Su­per Minx could eas­ily be snapped up with enough left over for a tube of sun cream. And, if we ate our greens and didn’t say naughty things about anyone, fate might just place a con­vert­ible vari­ant in the drive­way.

Orig­i­nally meant to suc­ceed the best-sell­ing Minx, the ‘Su­per’ ended up be­ing a big­ger, heav­ier model in its own right. The cars are loaded with Rootes charm and qual­ity, they look great, have lots of mu­si­cal gear whine as a proper clas­sic should, and are lovely to en­joy. All mod­els are ca­pa­ble of rea­son­able per­for­mance and han­dle sur­pris­ingly well.

All this makes a great pack­age, and there was even a rare es­tate car. Ah, the smell of a hot Rootes in­te­rior on a sunny day. A Mega, never mind a ‘Su­per ‘Minx!

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