THE CCW VIEW
It’s surprising that would-be buyers of these cars aren’t fighting in the streets whenever one comes up for sale – they have so much going for them. Admittedly the Series V/VI cars aren’t quite as 1950s as the earlier Audax machines, which you want to tuck under a blanket in the garage every night while making sweet cooing noises (that might be just me, though). But the styling is neat and would have looked startlingly contemporary in the early 1960s. Most importantly the Minx was developed throughout its life, so by the time this car was built you got more interior space, no gaggle of greasing points to attend to and a higher roofline. And, of course, the highly usable 1725cc engine and reliable Borg-Warner gearbox. Parts supply isn’t as good as on, say, BMC models but you can get most things. So, all that remains to do is to highly recommend a Series VI Minx for its practicality, usability and hefty dose of Rootes charm.