26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
  Lot 50
 

1933 Hillman Aero Minx

Sold for £14,430

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: AGU 24
Chassis No: AM116
MOT: Exempt

  • Early March type bodied Aero Minx with a hydraulic brake conversion
  • Subject to a major restoration work carried by the previous owner
  • Offered with a comprehensive history file and 12v electrical system

Hillman's new Minx, announced in 1931, was to provide the platform for the company's first small sports car. Fitted with a lower chassis which was under-slung at the rear, shorter wheelbase and a slightly more powerful engine, the 'Aero' Minx featured fashionable streamlined coachwork in 'Art Deco' style. Introduced at the 1932 London Motor Show, initially in Saloon form with coachwork by Carbodies of Coventry, the stylish Aero Minx would also become available in two-seater Sports or Coupe form. Dropheads went on to be produced by various coachbuilders including Kevill-Davies & March.

This delightful and now very rare March-bodied 1933 Hillman Aero Minx tourer is believed to be one of only one hundred and fifty seven cars produced of which only approximately fifty examples survive. It resided with its previous ownership from 1978-2020 and during that time underwent a major restoration programme which was evidenced by a photographic record together with relevant receipts. Much work was carried out by the Singer 9 Workshop and the late Ian Blackburn. Finished attractively in Green with Biscuit interior leather trim and upholstery, it comes with the correct 1185cc four-cylinder petrol engine, manual four speed gearbox and 12v electrical system. The Minx has been the subject of an oil change and recent attention to the braking system in current ownership. It is said to 'run well'.

A comprehensive history file is present containing paperwork dating back to 1978 along with various V5 documents and a Green log book. Full weather equipment in Double Duck material comprises a hood, sidescreens and hood cover. The sporting appeal is further enhanced by a folding windscreen. We are indebted to Tim Green from the Aero Minx register who has advised that 'AGU 24' "carries an early March body and appears be running 8 inch standard hubs rather than the 10 inch version and the engine capacity is 1185cc and not 1141cc as stated on the V5C". This is a truly charming example in lovely order, offered with a collection of old invoices.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  

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