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1961-1967 HILLMAN Super Minx specifications


What had been planned to be the new Minx eventually appeared in 1961 as the Hillman Super Minx. As it was bigger, heavier and (therefore) more expensive, Rootes had decided to release it as a separate model, with ‘Super’ added to highlight its improvements over the standard Minx. The bodyshell kept the family resemblance, underneath the mechanicals were mainly Minx. As well as the saloon and estate, there was a rather becoming four-seater convertible from 1962 (now worth double saloon prices).

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £856
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,000
  • Price (good):
    £1,500
  • Price (average):
    £800
  • Price (project):
    £250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    22.5secs
  • Top speed:
    83.0mph
  • Power:
    58.0bhp
  • Torque:
    86.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    24.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4191mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2565mm
  • Width:
    1619mm
  • Height:
    1480mm
  • Weight:
    1069kgs

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