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1953-1956 HILLMAN Minx Californian


Overview

The USA was always a big target for British car firms, and Hillman had a head start on their competitors thanks to Studebaker-inspired styling by American Raymond Loewy. As its name suggested the Californian coupé was blatantly aimed across the Atlantic, where style was often much more important than substance. In essence, it was a 1953 Minx drophead coupé with a permanent hardtop attached. And what a roof, for the split three-piece rear screen was very eye-catching and the roof’s contrasting paint made the car stand out.




£681

£3250

£2500

£1300

£600


Performance

34.7secs

69mph

37bhp

58lb/ft

29mpg


Engine

in-line four

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, coil spring

Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring

front-engine RWD

N/A

metal monocoque

Four-speed manual


Dimensions

4001mm

2362mm

1613mm

1486mm

990kgs


 HILLMAN Minx Californian

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