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    67 Sunbeam Minx

    I am not new to British cars, but I am new to the Sunbeam. My biggest question is "do the Sunbeam Minx and the Hillman Minx have interchangeable parts or are they interchangeable? I have just acquired a 67 Sunbeam Minx and I find that there is limited online. Looking for a salvage Minx close to zip 62832. Any help is appreciated.

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    Re: 67 Sunbeam Minx

    There is also an active Hillman mail list on yahoo.

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    Re: 67 Sunbeam Minx

    Thanks for the info, but it doesn't tell me if the Hillman Minx in 67 is virtually the same as a Hillman Minx.

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    Re: 67 Sunbeam Minx

    Rootes Group sold Hillmans as Sunbeams in North America.

    If your car is from the Audax range, and looks somewhat like this, it's a Hillman in all but name.
    https://www.philipstv.org.uk/blog/wp...x_Series_V.jpg

    If it's an Arrow model (much squarer styling) which was introduced in 67, like this:
    https://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-c...n-Hunter_1.jpg

    then I'm not sure the Minx version was ever sold in North America, though if it was, I'd bet it too is a Hillman.

    I had a 1959 Minx in England, an earlier version of the Auday, and loved it. Solid as a rock, and went well when I swapped engine and gearbox for those out of a 1725 Sunbeam Rapier.
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    Re: 67 Sunbeam Minx

    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    Thanks for the info, but it doesn't tell me if the Hillman Minx in 67 is virtually the same as a Hillman Minx.
    The Hillman Minx is exactly the same as the Hillman Minx

    Sorry, couldn't resist!
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    Re: 67 Sunbeam Minx

    Thanks Roger, that really clears things up. It is definitely in the Audax range. I believe it is going to be difficult to get parts for it, but I think it will be well worth it. I owned an Austin American one time and I loved it. The British cars have a flair all their own. Much appreciated.

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    Re: 67 Sunbeam Minx

    Apparently I had a senior moment there. lol Thanks much

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    Re: 67 Sunbeam Minx

    You might want to look at Kips in Texas. They carried all the brake parts for one I worked on a few years back. https://www.kipmotor.com/



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    Re: 67 Sunbeam Minx

    Thanks Wayne, I will give it a whirl.

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