[ Login ]

Advertising

Last completed movie pages

1953 Hillman Minx Phase VI

1953 Hillman Minx Phase VI in Gekk˘ kamen, TV Series, 1958-1959 IMDB Ep. 2.20

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK — Made for: USA

1953 Hillman Minx Phase VI

[*] Background vehicle

Comments about this vehicle

AuthorMessage

Jun JP

2007-03-08 16:33

Quote

[Image: hillman002dp7.th.jpg]

LHD import model. Mk.? Phase?

samyuk CA

2007-03-08 16:35

Quote

sorry Isuzu Ph10
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andymurkin/Hillman/Hillinfo/IsuzuMinx.html
the cars next to it, Hinos
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andymurkin/Hillman/Hillinfo/IsuzuMinx.html

-- Last edit: 2007-03-09 00:17:00

samyuk CA

2007-03-09 00:31

Quote

Hillman was from the U.K. so even imports would be right hand drive? maybe an Isuzu export model?

DynaMike NL

2007-03-09 00:45

Quote

These rearlights were introduced in 1953 (Phase VI). Truely strange to see a british LHD car in Japan :think: Maybe it had been owned by an american military person?

Gag Halfrunt UK

2007-03-09 00:45

Quote

samyuk wrote Hillman was from the U.K. so even imports would be right hand drive? maybe an Isuzu export model?

Left hand drive foreign cars have a certain prestige in Japan, one explanation being that they're regarded as more authentic, and this even seems to apply to British cars, even though the 'authentic' home market models are right hand drive. But I don't know if this attitude existed back in the 1950s.

-- Last edit: 2007-05-07 12:03:47

Jun JP

2007-03-09 15:44

Quote

Most of import car were for occupant in that days.
Secondhand from american military person & families are most probable.
Japanese roads were narrow for US car, so they often bought europian car.

dsl SX

2010-12-13 21:17

Quote

I think samyuk is right - this is not USA but Japan, so this is a 1953+ Isuzu built Hillman Minx. Agree his link describes it as an Isuzu PH10, but can we create a title such as Isuzu Hillman Minx PH10 to keep it easily discoverable across different search terms?

DynaMike NL

2010-12-13 21:24

Quote

Please see the first comment: LHD...

dsl SX

2010-12-13 21:53

Quote

Ooops. I can understand the confusion now, but still have doubts about making a USA link.

DynaMike NL

2010-12-13 21:59

Quote

If I remember correctly, back then we had had several examples of LHD cars in Japan, of which it was said these belonged most probably originally to USA military staff. It was said to add to someones status to have a US car, even with the inconvenience of the steering wheel on the wrong side...

Add a comment

You must login to post comments...