Dinky Toys 175; Hillman Minx Saloon Series 2; Green Over Tan

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This is modelled on the Series 1 Audax Minx produced from 1956 to 1957 which while designed in house by Rootes Group took its styling cues from Studebaker in the US. The Minx was restyled almost annually right through its production life up to 1967, you can see the Audax influence through all the Hillman, Singer, Sunbeam and Humber saloons and coupes of the late 50s and 1960s.

Dinky kept this version in their range from 1958 to 1961, it was either green over tan or grey over blue. Early releases had painted hubs replaced later in the run by spun hubs. A sign of changing times though is that all versions had windows.

This Dinky was sourced prior to 2004 from Ebay (which was when I stared keeping records) . You will see the number 13 on the baseplate. When I started to collect diecasts I bought a set of 500 numbered stickers to use to catalogue them. When I switched from collecting to dealing in model cars I just continued the numbers, by that time I was well over 1,000. So I started at 1 with a Corgi Bedford Car Transporter, this Hillman was number 13. At the time of writing in December 2020 I have just used number 151,000. These days they are barcodes.

 
Dinky Toys 175; Hillman Minx Saloon Series 2; Green Over Tan Dinky Toys 175; Hillman Minx Saloon Series 2; Green Over Tan Dinky Toys 175; Hillman Minx Saloon Series 2; Green Over Tan
Dinky Toys 175; Hillman Minx Saloon Series 2; Green Over Tan Dinky Toys 175; Hillman Minx Saloon Series 2; Green Over Tan Dinky Toys 175; Hillman Minx Saloon Series 2; Green Over Tan
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