WHY I LOVE MY MINX

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - BUYING & SELLING -

An­drew is the well-known Rootes guru be­hind Nor­folk-based Mac’s Fac­tors, and has owned his 1966 Minx Deluxe sa­loon for eight years. Bought from the fam­ily of the orig­i­nal owner, the Minx has a his­tory that’s fully doc­u­mented from when it was new.

With around 130,000 miles racked up so far, the Hill­man is in­cred­i­bly us­able, as An­drew says: ‘As the last of the line, this Se­ries VI is ar­guably the best de­vel­oped Minx of them all. With its 1725cc en­gine, slick gear change and disc brakes it drives like a mod­ern car – I’ve driven it all over the coun­try in com­plete com­fort.

‘It’ll sit at 65mph all day and con­sis­tently re­turns around 32mpg thanks to an excellent power-toweight ra­tio.

‘ There’s de­cent rear leg room and my car has seat­belts fit­ted in the back, so it’s ideal for the fam­ily.

‘With cheap parts and easy DIY main­te­nance, the Minx is a su­perb clas­sic that’s now quite un­usual, so it al­ways gets peo­ple talk­ing when I take it out.’

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