OTHER HILLMAN MODELS
(Other Hillman models in production during the Series Minx years)
Hillman Husky - Series I to III: 1958 - 1965
Two door version of the Hillman Estate car first introduced in 1954 and originally based on the Mark Minx body style. This new version based on the Series Minx was introduced in 1958 nearly a year and a half after the Series I Minx made it's debut.
Hillman Super Minx - Mark I to IV: 1961 - 1967
The Hillman Super Minx was originally intended to replace the "Audax" style Series Minx and was in fact given the working title of Hillman Minx Series IV while still in development. At some point Lord Rootes decided not to discontinue the Series Minx and the decision was made to run both cars in tandem with the newer model now being dubbed the Super Minx. It had become apparent that the Super Minx would end up heavier and more expensive than expected and Lord Rootes couldn't justify losing his best seller to a more expensive model. Because the Super Minx had originally been named the Hillman Minx Series IV the Series Minx went from Series IIIC to Series V to avoid any confusion.
Hillman Imp - Mark I and II: 1963 - 1976
The Hillman Imp made it's debut in 1963 and continued on with very little styling changes until 1976 when it was discontinued by Chrysler. Rootes had planned this rear engined small car to compete with the Mini and other sub compact cars of the day but it never really lived up to their expectations or sales forecasts. Labour problems and reliability issues with the Mark I were the main culprits. By the time the improved Mark II arrived on the scene the damage to the car's reputation seemed to have been done and sales never really took off. It must have sold well enough for Rootes (and then Chrysler) to keep it on the market for the 13 years that they did though.