HILLMAN CAR CLUB
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

Hillman Minx
Mark III and IV
HILLMAN CAR CLUB
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC



Raymond Loewy was responsible for the significant restyling work, and Rootes introduced the "Mark" terminology strangely starting at Mark III.  This seems to be the time when they decided that the 2 previous models (1946 and 1948) would henceforth be known as Mark I and Mark II.

Externally, it's almost impossible to distinguish between the Mark III and Mark IV.  Almost all body parts in the Service Parts Catalogue for both Mk III and Mk IV have a common listing.  All Mk III headlamps are 5" diameter and contain a pilot bulb if the car doesn't have a sidelamp.  Mk IV headlamps never contain a pilot bulb, and can be either 5" or 7" diameter.
The most easily distinguished part is the radiator.  When viewed from behind, Mk III is recessed at top left; inlet and outlet pipes are top right and bottom left.  Mk IV has a level top tank; inlet and outlet pipes are top left and bottom right.
Mk IV saloon price in England 395 plus purchase tax (advert in Autocar magazine, 17 November 1950).


Picture from the Rootes MARK III SERVICE PARTS CATALOGUE, September 1948
and MARK III & IV SERVICE PARTS CATALOGUE, September 1949.
Mark III commencing chassis number 1900001.
Mark IV commencing chassis number A1000001.

The chassis serial will be found stamped ..... on a plate ..... which is fixed to the offside of the Dashboard just under the bonnet.



The following pictures are from the Rootes workshop manual for Hillman Minx Mark III & IV.


Saloon (sedan)



Convertible coupe



Estate car (station wagon)




"The 1949 Hillman Minx" picture from the Hillman Minx Handbook (Pitman's Motorists' Library)


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