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This outstanding and exceptionally rare Hillman Hawk was first registered in 1936 and has a beautiful Wingham body, a body usually reserved for Rolls Royce and Bentley cars of this era. BKV 441 has been subject of a major chassis up rebuild during a twenty-five year continual ownership. The restoration included an engine, gearbox and axle re-conditioning, brake overhaul and new wiring loom. The chrome work was re-conditioned and the under bonnet carefully detailed. The Hillman has spent 2014 in the South of France and covered several hundred faultless miles with one of our regular customers. Prior to that, the Hillman was in South Wales for four years, owned by a close friend and covered 2000 miles, proving incredibly reliable and giving excellent service in over 50 weddings.
Since early 2015, the Hillman has been owned by a third regular customer of ours in Lincolnshire who has attended many rallies and the Hillman has picked up various prizes. At the Lincolnshire and Louth Motor Club event at Ludborough the car won 'Best in Show', at the mid-Lincolnshire Rover Club event at East Kirkby the car also won 'Best in Show and the Hillman also was awarded silveware for 'Best in Class' at Louth Classic car show.
BKV 441 presents superbly with fresh gleaming Jet Black paintwork. After several years of regular use, the Hillman was treated to a full re-paint in 2013 and as result the car presents superbly. The chrome work gleams and the re-trimmed dark red leather seats, carpets, door cards and mohair hood are in excellent order. The instruments have been carefully re-furbished and the overall detail of the car is quite simply superb.
On the road the Hillman is an absolute delight. The smooth, powerful six cylinder engine performs superbly and the four speed gearbox is a delight to use. The Hillman handles and brakes perfectly well and whilst a pre-war design, it feels very advanced and has a post war, effortless feel to it. The Hillman has had no problems covering miles all over Lincolnshire to various events and has certainly proven to be a pleasure to own.
A very scarce, large, impressive and imposing pre-war open tourer that both presents and drives superbly with a fine level of detail.