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the 1965 Hillman Super Minx Mk3

the 1965 Hillman Super Minx Mk3

A 1965 Hillman Super Minx Mk3 owned by Dr Jon Murden, the chief executive of the National Motor Museum Trust Today, the Hillman name seems as remote as Emergency Ward Ten on ITV, but in the 1960s a Super Minx was seen in managerial car parks, smart housing estates and gracing various B-films. Dr Jon Murden, the chief executive of the National Motor Museum Trust, owns this handsome 1965 Mk3. The Rootes Group – consisting of Hillman, Humber, Singer, and Sunbeam – originally devised the Super Minx as the successor to its Audax series, which had been in production since 1956. However, the company made the slightly quixotic decision to produce both for a time, resulting in a confused marketing approach to its medium-sized saloons. The Super Minx debuted in 1961, while motorists with boardroom ambitions could aim for the badge-engineered Singer Vogue. By 1963, Rootes introduced the more powerful and luxurious Humber Sceptre. The brochure promised Super Minx buyers “figure contoured” front seats and  “Power. Energy. Vitality”, with its 1.6-litre engine providing “zestful performance”. …