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Hillman Minx — 1961

Swedish-sold rare Minx convertible with low mileage, known history and associated with one of Gothenburg's most legendary restaurants.

Mårten Carlsson
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Rebecca R Bengtsson
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"Rare model in exceptionally nice and well-preserved condition."

135 000SEK
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Mårten Carlsson
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Rebecca R Bengtsson
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"Rare model in exceptionally nice and well-preserved condition."


In the autumn of 1961, this car was displayed as a showcase model at Autohill Ljungholm & Co on Första Långgatan in Gothenburg. There, Miss Solvig Magnusson spotted it and made a deal. It costed 13 580 SEK with equipment that included heating, safety belts, theft protection, and more. An Austin A50 was traded in. Delivery was scheduled for May 1962.

Solvig Magnusson was somewhat of a legend in the restaurant world of Gothenburg. She started at Kometen in 1938 and at the time of the Hillman's purchase, she ran the whole business. She stayed at Kometen for a full 70 years! The car was handed over as a wedding gift to her niece Madeleine in 1997 and a few years later, Madeleine also took over Kometen after her great-aunt Solvig. The car was sold to its current owner in 2012 - a Hillman enthusiast who, apart from an engine overhaul, has not needed to do much with the well-preserved car which has only driven 50 000 km.

Of this generation of Minx convertibles, there are only two cars in the swed9sh registry today.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    50 179 km  
  • Kw / hp
    42 / 57 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    Start easy and runs very well. Engine completely renovated about 10 years ago, all documentation is available. Since then, the car has been driven about 10 000 km. At the same time, the gearbox was replaced with one equipped with overdrive. Original gearbox is included. Towbar has been fitted. Everything works and the hood is of the 'three position drophead' type.

  • Interior condition:

    Original upholstery in excellent condition. Has spent most of its time with an seat covers. Steering wheel, instruments, floor mats in very good condition with minimal signs of wear. At the back seat there is a wheel on each side to release the hood, one of them has been replaced by a crank.

  • Exterior condition:

    This car is very nice and has been partially repainted. The underside and chassis have been heavily treated with Tectyl from the start. Some small rust spots have appeared at the bottom of the screen edges but nothing else is present. It is nice and solid in the luggage compartment, engine compartment and inner fenders. Chrome, grille, moldings and hubcaps are exceptionally nice and well-maintained. The sunroof shield is original and in good condition and the sunroof is very nice. However, it is rarely opened and may need some exercise to become smooth and tight again.

  • General condition:

    Well-preserved low-mileage car with full documentation and pleasant background history.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 2003-07-11
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1961-01-01 (regbes) (Ombes:20131107)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1961-01-01
Senast godkända besiktning: 2018-05-25
Besiktningsbefriad: Ja
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 3

Facts about the model

Minx was a true long-runner for British Hillman. Between 1931 and 1970, a long series of generations were produced, some also as Humber, Singer, and Sunbeam.

In 1956, the first generation with this body was introduced, and already two years later, they were at Series III with a 1500 engine and a new grille. In 1963, the thoroughly updated Series V was introduced with a new grille, flatter windows, and smaller 13-inch wheels with disc brakes in the front.

The body was originally designed by the world-famous designer Raymond Loewy.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Lidköping

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Mårten Carlsson
+46 734 17 49 90

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2023-04-13.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

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