RICK CUM­BER­BATCH

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Living With Classics -

Rick has steadily up­graded his Se­ries II Minx con­vert­ible over the 22 years he’s owned it. ‘ The car re­tains its cast-iron head but fea­tures an Alexan­der in­let man­i­fold with twin SUs which in­crease power and econ­omy. A Rapier over­drive gear­box makes cruis­ing more re­laxed, front discs and larger rear drums (from a later Minx) im­prove stop­ping, while a 4-2-1 pe­riod tubu­lar ex­haust man­i­fold al­lows the en­gine to breathe more eas­ily. An elec­tric fan aids cool­ing and an al­ter­na­tor en­sures there’s al­ways enough cur­rent. The car now sits com­fort­ably at 70mph; it’s been to Europe on sev­eral oc­ca­sions.’

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