Rally Car Project: 1969 Hilman Imp DeLuxe

Our subject car is referenced as a 1969 “Sunbeam” Imp but I believe it’s actually a Hillman Imp (as the engine hatch badge indicates). These were also referred to as a Sunbeam Imp likely due to the Rootes Group… more»

Stored Thirty Years: 1929 Hillman 14 Open Tourer

So many car manufacturers began as bicycle makers, and thus it was with Hillman, founded in 1907. William Hillman started his career with Coventry Sewing Machine Company, later renamed the Coventry Machinists Company. This enterprise joined its peers in… more»

Round Two: 1935 Hillman Aero Minx

In December of last year, Barn Finds author Jim O’Donnell covered this right-hand drive 1935 Hillman Aero Minx, then priced at $18,500. Maybe two times is the charm because here she is again on Facebook Marketplace, but now on… more»

Original Paint: 1960 Hillman Husky

UPDATE 02/25/2022: It seems that some sellers can’t strike it lucky when they place their beloved classic on the market and will employ interesting tactics in any subsequent sales attempts. That appears to be the case with the owner… more»

Mini Competitor? 1963 Sunbeam Imp Mark I

Between a Mini and this 1963 Sunbeam Imp Mark I, there’s no question which one I’d want. This one, no really! I like my vehicles on the quirky side whenever possible and a rear-engine rear-drive car with the name… more»

Rare 1955 Hillman Minx Californian

Hillman has a long and storied history-making “midsize” economical cars for the Australian, North American, and European markets. I put “midsize” in quotation marks because by modern standards these would be decidedly compact. The Minx Californian is a coupe version… more»

48k-Mile LHD: 1959 Hillman Minx Convertible

Talk about a TRUE barn-find! This left-hand-drive 1959 Hillman Minx convertible,  is for sale here on Craigslist in Delaware, and it definitely checks all the boxes!

By Jimini! 1971 Plymouth Cricket Survivor

This cute little British sports sedan was produced by the Rootes Group in the UK and marketed there as the Hillman Avenger. We bought a brand new 1975 Avenger wagon “Snowball” upon our immigration to the UK and liked… more»

In The Shed For 30 Years! 1957 Commer Express Van

This rare Commer Express Delivery Van has been locked up in a shed for 30 years. Like so many other British barn finds, it looks like the shed is being overtaken by a garden, but thankfully, this particular find… more»

Rear Engined by Rootes: 1965 Hillman Imp

A few years ago, I visited a Vermont junkyard being cleaned out, with a whole section full of $500 project vehicles. We wrote about it more than once, and here’s my recounting of the day. One of the cars… more»

British Roadster Combo: Hillman Aero & MGTD

It’s easy to consider the MGTD or various ACs and Allards to be the predominant British sports cars of the era, but the Hillman Aero Minx shouldn’t be written off the list. Although extremely obscure today, these vintage sportscars… more»

Needs Some TLC: 1960 Hillman Minx

This “recently discovered” 1960 Hillman Minx sits in Lindsay, Ontario Canada and must have been stored in a vacuum based on the lack of rust usually found in Canadian barn finds (I can say that, I’m Canadian). It is… more»

9 Eclectic Finds In Pueblo West

Barn Finds reader Huff sent in this very eclectic collection of 9 classics all for sale from a single seller in Pueblo West, Colorado. They are advertised here on craigslist with a request to call if you want a… more»

Field Of Dreams: Massive South Dakota Auction

Barn Finds reader Brian K. spotted a massive auction happening over the next few days in South Dakota, with cars and trucks stretching from the 1920s to the 1990s. It’s hard to tell whether it’s a salvage yard or someone’s… more»

Barn Cricket: 1971 Plymouth Cricket

This one may be a bit of a head-scratcher for a few of you, I know that it is for me. This is a 1971 Plymouth Cricket and it’s on Craigslist with an asking price of $1,000 or best… more»

No Rust! 1958 Hillman Minx Estate

As I wrote in my recent Maverick post, unusual cars seem to arrive on our pages in groups. This 1958 Hillman Minx Estate is just a little older than the last one we posted, but it does seem to… more»

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