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67 Sunbeam Minx

falcon1

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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.
 

falcon1

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

Roger

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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-content/uploads/2013/02/Hillman_Minx_Series_V.jpg

If it's an Arrow model (much squarer styling) which was introduced in 67, like this:
https://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/1967Hillman-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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Roger

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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!
 

falcon1

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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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