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Old 27th March 2011, 19:53   #151
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Shyam here is the car the rally you spoke of. Pictures probably taken by you itself.
Aah, thank you!!

Yes, I did take these pics. But, as I said, they appear to have been lost from my PC when it once had to be formatted!

Nevertheless, I know whom to count on should something like this happen!

Coming back to the car, even I liked it better in this shade than the present hue. Oh well...!
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This is as a reply to my message about 1.5 years back. I have finally got my 1948 Hillman up and running. Its as good as new now. A picture for your viewing pleasure.
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DKG's car is for sale. Clean car and being sold by a reliable person.

http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...lman-Minx.html

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Just got my car back from the shop. This is after 3 month long restoration. This is Hillman Minx Mark 2 1948.
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Just got my car back from the shop. This is after 3 month long restoration. This is Hillman Minx Mark 2 1948.
Looks clean and well done. Please post more detailed pictures of the front, rear, engine bay and the interiors.

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Just got my car back from the shop. This is after 3 month long restoration. This is Hillman Minx Mark 2 1948.
Nice restoration, please post pics of teh engine bay and the dash.

On another note my dad used to own one of these cars just after he married my mom in the early seventies. He had named it Naseem Banu after Saira Banu's mom..never learned why.

The funny thing was that it was not in a very good shape as far as the engine went and would have trouble climbing some of the steep hill roads in Banjara Hills Hyderabad so my dad would drive the car up in reverse as he said the reverse gear was more powerfull than the first gear !

There was hardy any traffic on those roads in those days !

He then traded it with a friend for a 6 cyl 48 Vauxhall Veox that was nice and powefull.
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Just got my car back from the shop. This is after 3 month long restoration. This is Hillman Minx Mark 2 1948.
Lovely and nice shade. Is the emblem on the bonnet upside down ? Please post pics of the inside and dash and boot. Congratulations
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Just got my car back from the shop. This is after 3 month long restoration. This is Hillman Minx Mark 2 1948.
Very nice! Car looks complete! Um, 3 month is a long restoration??

Its like record time here for a restoration!

Or was it only a repaint?
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Very nice! Car looks complete! Um, 3 month is a long restoration??

Its like record time here for a restoration!

Or was it only a repaint?
It was a complete restoration along with a couple of parts re-build(hand made). My Grandpa imported this car brand new via an importer in Delhi in 1948 so we have pretty much had it since ever. However, we stopped using it from the 60's onwards (due to repair parts not being available). The car had just been sitting in our family garage since then till now

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Lovely and nice shade. Is the emblem on the bonnet upside down ? Please post pics of the inside and dash and boot. Congratulations
I would surely do that, I had to come over to US for something related to work but would post more detailed pictures once I am back. About the emblem, its correct and is supposed to be this ways. ...

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Looks clean and well done. Please post more detailed pictures of the front, rear, engine bay and the interiors.

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Sure! Thanks. Would post the pictures very soon. About interiors, the car originally came with cream leather/rex interiors and we had to do some labour to find the exact color tone and material but we are happy now.

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Just got my car back from the shop. This is after 3 month long restoration. This is Hillman Minx Mark 2 1948.
If its only a Re-Paint, its a loong time, But you must be happy that atleast its home

Check the below link, it might help you further from now...

1948 Hillman Minx Mark II Drop Head Coupe # 3330
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Congratulations, very nicely done vehicle. Paint shade looks awesome.
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Congratulations Sudeepdua, Seems to be interesting restoration job, appreciate more pictures of engine bay, interiors and rear views. How is car running after restoration, pickup and smooth ride, Hillman cars were dependable and very reliable in its times.

Good luck!
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monsoon arrived in Mumbai and i decided to take a long walk in the rain near my home and found a few classics, mostly rusting away. this particular hillman seemed to be in restored condition. anybody know more details about this car/model?
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this particular hillman seemed to be in restored condition. anybody know more details about this car/model?
As per the number, a Hyderabad car. There was a similar one here that was green. Must be the same. Can you pm me the full number so I could check?
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As per the number, a Hyderabad car. There was a similar one here that was green. Must be the same. Can you pm me the full number so I could check?
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monsoon arrived in Mumbai and i decided to take a long walk in the rain near my home and found a few classics, mostly rusting away. this particular hillman seemed to be in restored condition. anybody know more details about this car/model?
This car was up for sale about a year ago. I believe the advertisement was posted here in the "For Sale" thread, in our very own Vintage and Classics Section.It is an import and this particular Minx Series was not sold in India, I believe.
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