1962 Hillman Minx Down On The East Bay Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Digging into my vast backlog of DOTSBE cars for more interesting Brits. Howzabout a Minx?

We can thank Wimbles for getting these high-quality photos of a car not often found in nature these days, particularly in a town with 95% garage-equipped modern houses. Maybe there's an even nicer Minx inside the garage!

I was digging through my hard drive looking for DOTS candidates I've snapped in San Francisco and I remembered one I saw right in my own hometown of San Ramon, in the East Bay. It appears to be a 1961-63 Hillman Minx Series IIIC judging by the lack of chrome trim and the "1600" badging on the door which indicates the 1592cc OHV 4-cylinder engine. Beyond that I don't know anything about it. This car appeared in my area for about a week or two in March 2007 and I haven't seen it since.

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