THE CCW VIEW

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Front Page -

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.

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