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240 Landmarks TopPassenger Cars, Part 1 > Isuzu Hillman Minx PH10
 Isuzu Hillman Minx PH10
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This car was the result of a technical assistance agreement signed between Isuzu and the Rootes Group from Britain in 1953, and was well received as a high-class British passenger vehicle. The new Hillman was introduced in 1956 and the proportion of Japanese domestic production increased as a result of technology transfers. By October 1957, all parts for the vehicle were made in Japan, and it was built until June 1964. The car on display is the first Japanese-built model, and it is currently on loan at the Toyota Automobile Museum.
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Storage location:ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED, GENERAL AFFAIRS, CORPORATE ADMINISTRATION DIVISION (Omori Bellport, A Building, 6-26-1, Minami-oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-8722)
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Year manufactured:1953
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Manufacturer:Isuzu Motors Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On public display: operational
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Isuzu Hillman Minx
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Model name:Hillman Minx PH10
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Company name:Isuzu Motors Limited
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Year manufactured:1953
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Designed by:The Rootes Group (UK)
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Vehicle type/usage:Passenger car
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Toyota Automobile Museum
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Model / Weight
Style:Sedan
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Number of doors:4
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Passenger capacity:4
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Vehicle weight:962 kg
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Body / Size
Structure:Steel sheet unit body construction
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Bumpers:Provided
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Step:None
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Overall length:4061 mm
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Overall width:1575 mm
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Overall height:1524 mm
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Tire size:5.50-15
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Box section floorboard integrated model
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Front axle:Independent suspension, coil spring
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Rear axle:Semifloating, 1/2 leaf
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Wheelbase:2362 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1235×1232 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Cam lever
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Dampers:Front/rear lever rod type
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Stabilizer:Rear torsion bar
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Driving stability devices:None
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:GH10 type gasoline engine
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 4-cylinder
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Valve train:SV
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Carburetor:Solex
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Bore x stroke:65×95 mm
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Displacement:1265 cc
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Ignition system:Battery coil type
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Max. power/r.p.m.:37.5 hp/4200 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:8 kgm/2200 rpm
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Supercharger:None
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Variable ignition system:None
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Fuel tank capacity:33 L
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:MT4
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:Isuzu Jidosha Shashi; Isuzu Jidosha 50 Nenshi; Isuzu Technical Review, 19, 97; The Motor 1953.2
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