Hillman Aero Minx Burlington Coupe 1934
The Aero Minx was sometimes referred to as the forgotten sportscar. The punchy 1185cc 4 cylinder engine could easily hold it's own against the MG Magna 6 pot. The underslung chassis carried various bodies as this was still the coachbuilt era. With it's 4 speed gearbox the car was capable of 75 mph which was pretty much top of the class in the day.
Our Burlington 3 position Tickford Coupe was by Salmons & Sons and is one of only two known survivors. It was the most luxurious of all Aero Minxes. The car has an excellent file which includes photographs of the body off restoration in the 1990s, MOTs back to 1970, handbooks, workshop manual and parts book, copies of articles, road tests, club literature etc. A very full two box files in fact, perfect for winter evenings!
We are so impressed by the car and won over by it's extreme charm. Our photographs I hope show the various hood configurations, all operated by the original Tickford winding system.
Certainly if the front badge was MG the car would have a much higher asking price. Of course we are biased but it seems remarkably good value to us. Such a rare four seat sporting drop head coupe in this condition has to be worthy of consideration.
Coachbuilt by Salmons & Sons who could trace their heritage back to 1830. They developed a hood winding mechanism known as Tickford as fitted to this car.
When the company was sold in 1942 the new company was called Tickford which much later was sold to Aston Martin.
Famous for high quality bodies manufactured for all manor of presitgious marques.