Hillman Minx IIIA 1959-61
Other cars using Raymond Loewy designed 'Audax' body, drawn shown on this website:
Hillman Husky, Sunbeam Rapier, Singer Gazelle convertible

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Hillman Minx IIIA 1959-61 specifications

4 Cylinders in line ohv
Bore: 79 mm
Stroke: 76.2 mm
Displacement: 1,494cc
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Carburettors: Zenith 30 VMB downdraught

Maximum speed: 82mph
Acceleration: 0-60 mph 26.6sec
Max power: 49bhp at 4,400 rpm
Fuel consumption: 28.6mpg

All steel unitary, vynide upholstery

Hydraulic 9in Lockheed drum all round

Clutch: 8in Borg and Beck,
single dry-plate diaphragm
Gearbox: manual 4-speed
or optional, 3 speed Smiths ‘Easydrive’ automatic
Synchromesh on upper 3 gears
Ratios(manual): Top 4.55, 3rd 6.34,
2nd 9.75, 1st 15.24, reverse 19.31
Prop shaft: Hardy Spicer open
Final drive: Hypoid Bevel
Axle ratio 4.44:1
Burman recirculating ball


Front: Independent, coil spring
and wishbone, telescopic shock absorbers
Rear: Semi-elliptic, leaf spring, Armstong telescopic dampers

Bolt on disc wheels with
5.50-5.90 x 15in crossply tyres

Wheelbase: 8ft 0in
Track - front: 4ft 1in
Track - rear: 4ft 0.5in
Overall length: 13ft 6in
Overall width: 5ft 0.75in
Overall height: 4ft 10in
Ground clearance: 7in
Turning circle: 36ft
Unladen weight: 19.25cwt
Fuel tank capacity: 7.25gals

Minx IIIA Production
1958 to 1960
Price new in 1959: £764,
(incl. purchase tax)