1939 Pre-War Hillman Minx Saloon The 1938 model was not the final iteration before the outbreak of war, however, as the 1939 model was considerably different mechanically, with virtually the entire drive-train improved to the extent that few parts are interchangeable with the 1938 model. This includes gearbox, differential, half shafts, steering box, and a great many other mechanical and cosmetic changes. Even the front grille, which to the casual eye looks almost identical to the 1938 model, became a pressed alloy component rather than a composite.
Rootes was the first company to enter the Government's Shadow Factory Scheme for the volume manufacture of aeroplanes and aero engines. By the time the sirens were sounding, Rootes factories were turning out aircraft as well as vehicles for the R.A.F. and other services. In 1942, as a result of the raising of Coventry and other prodigious war work, William became Sir William Rootes, Knight Commander of the British Empire.
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