HILLMAN CAR CLUB
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

Hillman Minx
Series IIIA to IIIC
HILLMAN CAR CLUB
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC



Below :  HCCSA members Margaret & Peter Tavener and their Minx Series IIIA.


Series IIIA prices: Special 995, DeLuxe manual 1093, DeLuxe automatic 1242
including sales tax advert in Sunday Mail (Adelaide) 20 August 1960

Below :  Dion Fluttert's Series IIIC in the Netherlands.

It seems the Minx Series IIIC wasn't split into "De Luxe" and "Special" versions as previous models had been.  However, Rootes Australia chose to do something very different.  The normal Minx (basically a successor to the Series IIIB De Luxe) was sold as the "Special" version, while they re-decorated the Singer Gazelle Series IIIC with the "Hillman" name and a Minx grille naming it the Hillman Minx "Australian De Luxe" (ADL).  Series IIIB type bumpers were retained for the ADL.
Attractively priced at 999 (just 80% of the price of a Minx Series I in 1956), the ADL seems to have sold in healthy numbers, unlike the Special version (which was nevertheless a very decent car).  Excess stocks of the IIIC Special version remaining in Adelaide in 1963 led to a local derivative named SS70.

Click on the picture below to go to the detailed description of the ADL.

ADL price: 999 including sales tax.


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