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1961 Standard Ten Companion as 1952 Hillman Minx estate Phase II

1961 Standard Ten Companion Phase II in L'affaire Dominici, Movie, 1973 IMDB

Class: Cars, Wagon — Model origin: UK

1961 Standard Ten Companion as 1952 Hillman Minx estate Phase II

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Owner of this vehicle: Dirty Berty

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sixcyl FR

2008-11-04 20:05

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sixcyl FR

2008-11-04 20:07

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According to my source, the estate version of the Pennant was named Ten Companion, even with "the Pennant" 1957+ design

Sunbar UK

2008-11-04 20:46

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The rear door(s) look strange. Two doors, not one?

No left-side hinges seen and the glass looks like its divided in an unusual manner?

Normally a single rear door hinged on the right.
[Image: fsstandardcompanionestbzb1.3126.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2008-11-04 20:50:10

chris40 UK

2008-11-05 09:00

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IIRC Sir Jack Drummond actually had a Hillman Minx estate car :)

Sunbar UK

2008-11-05 12:33

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So it appears therefore that the movie company had the rear door of the Standard modified to make it look like two rear doors of the Hillman Minx Estate in about 1951.

greybear EN

2008-11-05 18:03

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Was the fact that the Hillman had two doors important to what happened?

sixcyl FR

2008-11-06 19:30

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No , I don't see why? Could it be an aftermarket modified version from an independant body builder?

greybear EN

2008-11-06 20:48

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It looks very crude, not like the work of a specialist company. The registration number is that of their real vehicle, the Hillman Minx 'version break' as it is described on a French website.

dsl SX

2014-03-27 16:38

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The genuine Minx estate -
[Image: sirjackdrummond-1307603.jpg]

Dirty Berty EN

2016-06-01 20:52

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I can put every ones minds at rest as this WAS originally my Green/white 1961 Standard 10 Companion Reg 7027 BY back in 1971. I had bought it as a cheap (£25) transport to/from work and its condition was pretty dreadful - to the extent that we called it " Dirty Berty". I worked for a company that had just taken on the old Roootes Group picture archive - and we were contacted by a French Film Company in 1972 to supply them with a picture of the MK IV Hillman Estate car NNK 686 that was being driven in 1952 by Sir Jack DRUMMOND when he and his wife and daughter were murdered as they were to make a film of it. Eventually I was asked to try and source a similar Hillman but had no luck(no web/internet in 1972!) - so rather cheekily offered "Dirty Berty" as a substitute, sending a Polaroid Photo by post to their offices in Paris( see attached picture of Polaroid I did not send). Photographers flew over to Gatwick to view the Standard in Horsham (West Sussex), took loads of photos and measurement and upon their return agreed to buy Dirty Berty for £85. They paid for the Channel Crossing and having bought the Standard a new battery (it would not hold a charge) and one new wiper blade the old thing actually made it to Paris. It was immediately driven across Paris and put on a Car transporter train down to the south of France. A free night in an Hotel and a flight back to Gatwick completed the deal. I thought that the film "L'affaire Dominici" had been banned and never released so forgot all about it. Until the Web finally revealed that the film had been made and released and that it DID star a (re-painted two tone green) "Dirty Berty". The original single rear door was turned into dummy double doors as this was vital to the plot....... Sorry everyone for causing so much confusion - but well spotted.[Image: 7027bystandardcompanion.jpg]

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dsl SX

2016-06-01 21:57

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Nice to have the confirmation. Agree 7027 BY was a 1961 plate, Croydon issue.

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