OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC
Hillman Super Minx Mark I
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC
NEW DESIGN Unitary construction of great strength and safety. Compact, overall dimensions and spacious interior.
NEW POWER AND PERFORMANCE 1.6 litre engine for lively, all-round performance. Top speeds over 80 m.p.h.
NEW ROOMINESS Seating for five adults, ample head and leg room.
NEW VISIBILITY Wrapped-round screens front and rear.
NEW RIDE Advanced suspension smooth firm road-holding.
NEW SAFETY Powerful, progressive braking. Child-proof locks, padded roll to facia panel and parcels shelf rail. Built-in fittings for safety belts.
NEW EASE OF ENTRY Wide opening doors.
NEW LUXURY COMFORT Contoured, comfortable seating. Interior insulated against noise and vibration.
NEW DRIVING EASE High-efficiency steering unit, dished type steering wheel, precision gear change. Easy-view instruments.
NEW MAINTENANCE ECONOMY Only three greasing points on steering linkage, propellor-shaft and handbrake cable for periodical lubrication.
NEW PRACTICAL FEATURES Luggage compartment with 14½ cubic feet clear space spare wheel housed underneath. Two parcels trays. 11-gallon petrol tank.
Long, low, smooth-flowing lines . . .
sweeping all-round vision . . .
bold front end styling . . .
elegant rear treatment.
Modern design at its best . . .
in a Hillman quality car you will be proud to own.
A ROOTES PRODUCT
A new 1.6 litre o.h.v. engine of high capacity and power . . . and flexible, lively, all-round performance, with
fuel economy. Develops 66.25 b.h.p. Features include: high maximum torque for quick acceleration, pistons
designed for maximum economy, dry filter air cleaner, self-adjusting clutch operation. Compression ratio: 7.8:1.
Engine capacity: 1,592 c.c. Hypoid final drive rear axle unit, with semi-floating has ratio of 4.22:1. High torque capacity and built-in rigidity ensure efficient operation at all speeds and maximum transmission of power.
Engine. Four-cylinder short stroke unit with push rod operated overhead valves. Bore and stroke 3.21 in. (81.5 mm.); 3.00 in. (76.2 mm.). Cubic capacity 97.1 cu. in. (1,592 c.c.). Engine develops maximum b.h.p. 66.25 at 4,000 r.p.m. with 7.8 : 1 compression ratio.
Ignition. Coil and distributor, oil-filled coil; automatic advance and retard and additional vacuum control.
Cooling System. Centrifugal pump and 4 bladed fan; thermostatic control for more rapid warm-up.
Clutch. 8 in. diameter single dry plate, hydraulically operated from pendant pedal.
Gearbox. Four-speed gearbox with light action control ring synchromesh on top, 3rd and 2ndgears. Steering column gearchange. Overall ratios
Top 4.22 : 1, Third 5.877 : 1, Second 9.038 : 1, First 14.128 : 1, Reverse 17.896 : 1.
Rear axle. Hypoid semi-floating design. Ratio 4.22 : 1.
Unitary construction of chassis and body forming a single structure of immense strength and rigidity.
Suspension. Fully-independent front wheel suspension with rubber bushes and nylon inserts to eliminate greasing points. Long, wide, semi-elliptic leaf springs at rear give improved lateral stability.
Tyres. Tubeless cushion 6.00 x 13 in.
Brakes. Latest Lockheed two leading shoe system with hydraulic operation; cast iron, 9 in. diameter brake drums.
Steering. Burman recurculating ball type with three-piece symmetrical track rod linkage; Two-spoked dished steering wheel.
Petrol Tank. 11 Imperial gallon capacity.
Weight (approx.). Unladen (with petrol and water): 2,400 lb. Dry (without petrol and water): 2,301 lb.
Instruments. Speedometer, water temperature gauge, fuel gauge and warning lights for ignition, oil pressure, headlamp main beam and flashing indicators.
Special Accessories (available at extra cost). A very full and attractive rangeof accessories is available, including seat belts, Rootes radio, clock, oil gauge, ammeter, overriders, reversing light, wheel trim discs, etc. Full details can be obtained from your Rootes Dealer.
ROOTES (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED
PORT MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
Forward to side 2