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Hillman Minx Californian Coupé

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 Hillman Minx Californian Coupé

4-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 1265 cm3 / 77.2 cu in / 77.2 cu in, 28.0 kW / 37.5 hp / 37.5 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 79.0 N·m / 58.3 lb·ft / 58.3 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 111 km/h / 69 mph / 69 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HillmanIssued from1953
ModelMinx Californian CoupéIssued until
SerieMinxNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHillmanCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4001 mm / 157.5 in / 157.5 inTotal (curb) weight990 kg / 2183 lb / 2183 lb
Width1613 mm / 63.5 in / 63.5 inDry weight
Height1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2362 mm / 93.0 in / 93.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1235 mm / 48.6 in / 48.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1232 mm / 48.5 in / 48.5 inWeight distribution (front)51.3 % / 51.3 % / 51.3 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.90 m2 / 20.5 sq ft / 20.5 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerHillmanValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore65.0 mm / 2.56 in / 2.56 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.68
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1265 cm3 / 77.2 cu in / 77.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity316.25 cm3/cylinder / 19.299 cu in/cylinder / 19.299 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power28.0 kW / 37.5 hp / 37.5 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque79.0 N·m / 58.3 lb·ft / 58.3 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.1 kW / 20.2 hp / 20.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.1 kW/l / 0.486 bhp/cu in / 0.486 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque62.5 N·m/l / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.22

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)21.00 s / 21.00 s / 21.00 sTop (maximal) speed111 km/h / 69 mph / 69 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)34.70 s / 34.70 s / 34.70 sPower-to-weight ratio37.9 kW/ton / 28.7 bhp/ton / 28.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes front2LSBrakes rearLT
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsLHBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Hillman Minx Californian Coupé

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