1946 Hillman Minx Mark I Saloon Here is a great example of a post WWII registered Minx Mark I as is recognized by his protruding boot/trunk which replaced the flat back look with only three previous owners. Giles is a saloon as compared to an estate car or a drophead coupe (convertible).
Being reintroduced in 1945 with no less than 57 improvements over the pre-war New Minx (which look nearly identical) the price soared to £442 (or about $729 US dollars) in October 1946. Giles boasts a 12-volt battery (new for the times) for instant starting. The 1946 Hillman Minx Mark I is described in an advert of the time as “flared bonnet and streamline luggage locker give (an) ultra-smart appearance”.
Peacetime assessments in 1945 revealed that the Rootes Group had made one out of every seven bombers produced in the United Kingdom during the war, 60 percent of the armoured cars and 30 percent of the scout cars. In 1950, as Chairman of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders,
William Rootes played the major role in organizing the first ever British Motor Show in the USA.
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