It would be fair to point out that the Rootes Group liked the Hillman Minx, with no less than seven versions of this mid-range family saloon being produced by the company, between the years 1932 till 1970. 

The original Minxs were powered by either 1,390cc and 1,494cc engines although from  the Series 3 until the model was discontinued, the powertrain was a 1,592cc in the final Series 3 that survived until 1967

Hillman went into the Sixties with the Series One rapidly upgraded to the Series Two and later the Three which ran until 1963 when it was replaced by the Series Five. 

( There was no Series Five as the number had been set  aside  for the Super Minx launched  in  1962.)

Late in 1963 the Series Five Minx made its first appearance.  Improvements over the Three Series included a more capacituos fuel tank, individual front seat, a full set of drivers gauges, conveniently placed in front of the driver, disc brakes in the front and even windscreen washers.

The first anomaly, showing the winds of change running through the corridors at Rootes, was the Five was only available as a four-door saloon, with convertible and estate options available only in the Super Minx- which was a completely different design.  

Despite that, the Series V Minx represented a major revision by any standards, for the monocoque body had undergone a major revamp.

The Five had a new squared-up cabin roof, along with a new fascia and a less wrapped-round rear window, while the "fold-over" tail fins were deleted. 13in wheels (instead of 15in) were standardised, along with front-wheel disc brakes.

The Hillman Minx Series V  was powered by a 1592cc, capable of generating 53 bhp. matched up to manual transmission.

Those who opted for an automatic gearbox were more than pleased to discover that their cars equipped with a Borg-Warner unit, in place of the discredited Smiths Easidrive unit.  

From September 1964 this model gained a new all-synchromesh gearbox, a welcome feature that had become standard in all remaining  Rootes models at the same time.

The Series Six version of the Minx, arrived in the Autumn of 1965, almost identical to the  Five, although powered by a much more powerful 1725cc engine initially generating 65bhp, later detuned to 59bhp.

The 1725cc engine was the very first version of this engine family to have a five main bearing crankshaft.

Other minor updates on the Five included headlamp flashers, with even the option of fitting a heater, radio, clock, reversing lights, whitewall tires and wheel trims. All of these features were only available as optional extras.

The Series Six, discontinued in 1967 was, to all intents and purposes, the  last of the Hillman Mines, although as Series Seven was launched that same year, little more than a downmarket version of the Hillman Hunter

Hillman Minxes of the Sixties remained true to their “Rootes -   good, steady, continuously improving family cars although rarely capturing the hearts and the imagination of the UK and European public.
 

Between the Five and Six Series, Hillman produced a total of 376,000 Minxes.

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