A 1960 Hillman Minx, affectionately called “Betty” by the car owner’s family, which has been off the road for the last eighteen years has been donated to Coventry Transport Museum. An engine problem caused the end of its travels and the owner couldn’t bear to see the car scrapped or sold.
Stephanie Brown, of Coventry Transport Museum, said: “We are delighted to have been able to save the car, because the Minx is a very significant car for Coventry. Considering the car’s age and the fact that it has been untouched in a garage since 1994, it’s in much better condition than you would expect.”
It’s got very nice red seats that are pretty much perfect. It’s like a time capsule in there.”
The Hillman Minx was a car produced by Rootes at its Ryton-on-Dunsmore plant for nearly forty years from the early 1930s to the end of the 1960s.
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