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The Hillman 14 Saloon was in production from 1925 to 1930 and during the five year period 11000 cars left the production line. During this time the 14 model was Hillman Motor Car Co Ltd' main product and was advertised as 'the car that costs less than it should'. The Hillman was manufactured with a long stroke, side valve 1954cc four cylinder built In unit with a four speed gearbox and spiral bevel geared rear axle. The Hillman was sold new with four wheel cabled operated drum brakes and the steel section chassis had semi elliptic leaf springs all round. We can report that in a test by Autocar magazine, the Hillman top speed was 55 mph and fuel consumption 23-24 mpg.
This wonderful example has come to us in beautiful condition. The car was subject of a major body off restoration from 1997 -2001 that was carried out to a very high standard. The Hillman was sympathetically restored with as much originality left in place as possible. The car was fully stripped down, rebuilt from the ground up and a photo record is in place showing the level of work involved. The Hillman was back on the road by 2001 but further work continued with several thousand pounds of worth of expenditure carried out during 2004 and 2005.
The Hillman is mechanically very strong and on arrival with us, was immediately driven over 30 miles in order to be on film set for a major high profile feature film. The car drives superbly, charging correctly and performing incredibly well with a strong, powerful and smooth engine, lovely useable gearbox and good all round handling. The Hillman will be supplied with a full 12 months MOT and freshly serviced, however it is already useable and has immediately been put to test by us. The car has been away for several days filming and the profile of the film will only add to this wonderful cars provenance and interesting history file.
The Hillman presents superbly with delightful, beautifully aged paintwork and an excellent body. The chassis is superb having being restored and painted and the interior is outstanding with beautiful leather seats. The carpets, dashboard, instruments, door cards and headlining are all in exceptional condition and the inside has a true feel of class and high quality. The car has a fabulous feel and has been restored with a noticeable keen eye for detail. UK 9049 retains originality, has a lovely patina and is very sharp and a handsome, large and imposing saloon that really has to be admired. The car still retains its fantastic registration mark and comes with a detailed history file that includes invoices, restoration photographs and various original manuals, brochures and Hillman Owners Club correspondence.