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cars you wished you'd have kept


Our Dorothy
Our Dorothy
Photo: Irene Roberts
Views: 655
Item #: 35186
Our 1959 Hillman Minx.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 4th July 2024 at 17:03

I have put this on for John (Westhoughton), and I can't believe it has turned out the right way up, as it appeared upside-down on The Album's "upload" system and I have asked if someone could turn it the right way up for me, but it's appeared correctly! I have sent in numerous "tries" and I apologise sincerely if the photo appears a number of times as I didn't think my previous efforts has been "sent". Sorry everyone!

Comment by: Veronica on 4th July 2024 at 17:13

Is that the lovely Dorothy Irene? She is very well maintained! As all upmarket girls are…;o))

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 4th July 2024 at 17:59

How very true Irene,Dorothy looks in fine fettle,could that be a new widescreen with new rubber and chrome inserts looks great.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 4th July 2024 at 18:57

You’ll never get to heaven in a Hillman Minx Irene … would you like to know why ?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 4th July 2024 at 20:34

Yes, that's Dorothy, Veronica. John, (Westhoughton).....Peter says the windscreen rubber and insert are actually off the later "Super Minx" as he couldn't get the original parts. Ozy, now why would I not get to Heaven in a Hillman Minx? Oddly, we get a lot of small children pointing and waving at Dorothy, which surprised me until my hairdresser pointed out that they think it is Harry Potter's car! Harry's was a Ford Anglia but is the same colours as Dorothy so to a small child it would look very similar; it's lovely to see them pointing and waving! Our daughter made us a cushion for the car in blue-and-white gingham, like Dorothy's dress in The Wizard of Oz, and even appliqued "the ruby slippers" onto it.

Comment by: Stan on 4th July 2024 at 20:37

The old column change gearbox with bench front seat. Tyre size 5/60/15 cross ply rating. 1300 engine, hard to start as did many in the cold Winter months, but the old starting handle came in handy. Lucas electrical systems and Smiths speedometer. Great car in its day.

Comment by: carman on 4th July 2024 at 20:44

you should have photographed the full car....pity.

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 4th July 2024 at 20:47

Ozy is your comment related to the bobbies having Hillman Minx cars in the early days as you have me guessing,maybe you would be going to the cop shop.

Comment by: Cyril on 4th July 2024 at 20:52

Your Minx looks in a really good condition Irene, who would think that it's 65 years young. See what you mean with the look of an Anglia, or has Jade Goody would say - Angular.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 10th July 2024 at 22:33

Irene I’ve tried to post my last 2 classic cars but don’t think I’m getting it right.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 11th July 2024 at 08:08

John, you wouldn't believe the trouble I had....they kept coming out upside-down or sideways on, or with Dorothy squeezed into a tiny slit surrounded by a blue blur! In the end I just sent it and imagined there would be half-a-dozen photos and that our Wigan World viewers would be cursing me! However, just one photo appeared and it was the right way up....I can only imagine someone in Admin took pity on me!

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 11th July 2024 at 10:03

Irene I posted the photos on PAD as I normally do to Brian adding (cars you wish you’d have kept). Because on the Album were it comes up add photo nothing transpires after following the instructions so unsure which or who to send to.

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