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1959 Hillman Minx



1959 Hillman Minx

The vendor has supplied the following information.

'George’ as he is called by his friends (and he has many of them) is a 1959 Series Three Hillman Minx Deluxe.
He has been the current owner’s beloved car for nearly eight years and helped guide her into the world of classic cars. Whilst she still loves him dearly she feels unable to give him all the love and attention he deserves and so is offering him for sale in the hopes that someone else will fall in love with him and take him on lots more adventures.

Between Oct 2015 and August 2017 George had extensive body restoration work. 
All the floor, sills, wheel arches and doors were checked and any rust completely cut out and made good. Various bits of mechanical work were also done during this time including wheel cylinder rebuild, clutch rebuild, new brake shoes and adjusters.
He also had a bottom half re-spray at this time (some paint and paint code in boot).
Photos of this work can be found on his group...
Those following George on this page would love to hear what adventures he goes on to next should the new owner be willing to post updates.

The present owner recently found out that George took part in the Monte Carlo Challenge Rally in 1990, then again in 1991.
For 1991 his column gear shift was changed to floor shift, and he was given larger brakes (which wasn’t known when his restoration took place and caused some confusion). 
Included in his sale price are original number plates and a certificate of retention for registration number EBW 566A, which was his number at the time he was rallying, should the new owner wish to reinstate this number, so he matches his rally photos. 
It might make a great talking point to show him with his rally number on the side and extra lights on the front as he had when he was when rallying?
You can find photos and clippings from his rallying past on his facebook group.
The original (damaged but still very readable) Monte Carlo Challenge window sticker is included in the sale.

Also included...
Various manuals and a handbook
Miscellaneous parts and accessories
Display Board with renovation photos
‘I helped save George’ car window stickers and badges

On site now for viewing.

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  • Lot Number: 24
  • Year: 1959
  • Make: Hillman
  • Model: Minx
  • Registration: 226 UYX
  • Engine Size: 1494
  • Estimate: £3000 - £4000