Classic Car Catalogue

Hillman 1935

Aero Minx
16/20-70 - ost. rok

Great Britain

Hillman Minx range, Rootes' 'bread and sutler line', was modified in various details for 1935. It is a very popular car and good value. Features includes (quoting from the sales literature): 'roomy comfort: draughtless ventilation: synchromesh gear-change: modernistic, sane beauty; cushioned power; cyclonic induction.' It retaines the 1185-cc (63x95 mm) 27-bhp side-valve engine, rated at 9-8 HP. 1935 models has a new radiator grille/shell and the filler cap under the bonnet.
Minx Family Saloon sold at £159. A radio-equipped variant, called the Melody Minx, cost £195.
Aero Minx Two-seater is offered at a mere £225. Wheelbase of the Aero Minxes is four inches shorter than the standard models, at 7 ft 4 in.


(R4 SV, 1185 cc) - nowy model - ost rok
Saloon, 4dr, 4miejsc, 4-light, 6-light, club saloon types
Tourer, 2dr, 2+2 miejsc, sports tourer type also
Drophead Coupé, 2dr, 2 miejsc


Aero Minx


Aero Minx Cresta

Aero Minx Cresta Saloon was a new model on the Aero Minx Safe Speed chassis. It costs £265 and the engine developed ten more brake horsepower than the standard Minx. The Cresta, Hillman proclaimed, was 'not only nippy but definitely natty'.

Aero Minx Sports

Aero Minx at the Olympia Motor Show is actress Nell Gwyn, wearing the costume used in a recent successful film.

16 and 20


Twenty-70 Saloon, one of a large fleet supplied to the Iranian Oil Company for service in South Persia. The order also included a number of pickup trucks on the same chassis. Non-standard wheels and tyres were specified.

Twenty-70 with Wingham Cabriolet four-seater body was offered at £395. The Twenty-70 models had a 20.9 HP 68-bhp side-valve Six engine of 2810-cc capacity. There was also the Sixteen which was similar in specification but had a 15.9 HP 50-bhp 2110-cc engine (65-instead of 75-mm bore).

Twenty-70 LWB Tourers supplied for Trans-Jordan Frontier Force. Bodywork was by Maidstone. LWB models had 10 ft 3 in wheelbase instead of 9 ft 3 in.



  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
19-27.01.1935 Rallye Monte Carlo 1 1 1 114 Minx Kessels 84th