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The Dinky Hillman Minx. Released August 1958 with a UK price of 3/3. In May 1959 this dropped to 2/11. The model was deleted towards the end of 60 and does not appear in the Jan 61 Meccano Australia price list. Had shortest production life of the Rootes Group cars from Meccano in 1958/59.

The rarest in 1960 had spun hubs. The Hillman was first issued with the upper colour covering the air vents in front of the windscreen. A variation, less common, has the upper scheme ending at the base of the windscreen pillar.

The original price was 3/3 . It was available in green & tan or blue & grey finish at 1:45 scale. Released as Dinky 175 in 1958 withdrawn as Dinky 175 in 1961.

Dinky 175 high paint line
Dinky 175 high paint line

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Dinky 175 lower paint line
Dinky 175 lower paint line

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Dinky 175 lower paint line
Dinky 175 lower paint line

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Dinky 175 with spun hubs
Dinky 175 with spun hubs

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Dinky 175
Dinky 175

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Dinky 175
Dinky 175

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Origin:

Made in England

Packaging:

cardboard box

Vehicle make:

Hillman

Vehicle model:

Minx

Vehicle type:

saloon car

Wheels:

cast ridged hubs, concave spun hubs, tyres with tread

Windows:

windows

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