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1957 Hillman Minx - Race prepared

Description:

KEY FACTS 

  • This Hillman Minx is a storied, race-prepared example of the charming classic British saloon, offered with an impressive racing history.  
  • Under the bonnet sits an upgraded 1.6-litre naturally aspirated inline-four, fed by twin Weber carburettors, now understood to produce up to 97bhp and driving the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission.  
  • This Minx was first registered in March 1957, and has been with the seller for two years. 
  • This example was originally prepared for competition use by CS Racing of Bosham to take part in the 2006 Goodwood Revival, and boasts impressive racing provenance having been a consistent ‘Top 10’ runner during the HRDC (Historic Racing Drivers Club) Touring Greats series during the 2012, 2013, and 2014 seasons.  
  • This Minx also finished 6th overall in the 2015 Goodwood Members’ Meeting Sopwith Cup, and took part in the 2018 Goodwood Revival Jack Sears Memorial Trophy.   

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES  

  • This Minx is finished in a handsome shade of white with contrasting red side stripes, and number 588 racing roundels.  
  • Inside, the partially stripped-out cabin features red leather upholstery with white seat piping, as well as a black cloth-trimmed Ridgard bucket seat with silver leatherette accents.  
  • It rides on a set of 14-inch painted-steel wheels, shod in Dunlop Racing tyres.   
  • Externally, this example features kill switches, leather bonnet and boot lid straps, and headlamp tape. 
  • Inside, the cabin has been upgraded with a plumbed-in fire extinguisher system, a roll cage, an instrument pod with rev-counter, a black leather-trimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel, a kill switch, and a Luke six-point harness.  
  • The 1.6-litre inline-four engine has been upgraded with a Holbay cylinder head and camshaft, a tubular exhaust manifold, an oil cooler, an oversized dynamo pulley, a high-torque starter motor, and a competition clutch with a lightweight alloy flywheel.  
  • Other notable upgrades include a Rae Davis Racing ‘A’ frame, RDR spring bushes, RDR 2-inch lowering blocks, a Rootes Competitions Department-specification rear axle breather and baffles, lowered front suspension, a stiffer front anti-roll bar, Spax adjustable dampers, front disc brakes, larger Sunbeam rear brake drums, competition brake pads/linings, and a brake bias valve.  
  • The car comes with an extensive racing history folder, and an original owner’s handbook.   

    SUMMARY  

    This Hillman Minx is a storied, race-prepared example of the characterful classic British saloon, offered with an impressive racing history. Reported to be in good overall condition given its competitive usage, and boasting a well-documented racing provenance having been a consistent ‘Top 10’ runner during the HRDC Touring Greats series, and participating in multiple Goodwood Revival and Members’ Meeting events, it would make a smart addition to any motorsport-themed collection, and a highly competitive entrant for HRDC and many other historic race series.   




Details:

Item Location: Kent
Seller: quinelaracing
Joined August 2023
  Anthony Warner
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Company: Quinela Racing Group
Country: United Kingdom
City: Kent
Phone: 07764733047
07764733047
Condition Used
Trade or Private: Private
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Price: £29,500
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Added: 21/08/2023
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