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  • One of two images of the car taken by a previous owner. width:640;;height:480
  • Another image from a previous owner.  The license here is Iowa, but the car show is unknown.  I do know from the title that a previous owner's name was Richard Lynn Abbott from Waukon, Iowa. width:640;;height:480
  • This is the chassix number width:800;;height:450
  • The data plate is pretty rough so I am having it restored. width:450;;height:600
  • A unique rear view mirror. width:800;;height:450
  • Gas tank in good shape width:800;;height:600
  • No rust here. width:800;;height:600
  • The springs and shocks in great condition. width:800;;height:600
  • The exhaust system also excellent. width:800;;height:600
  • Nice dual ending. Appears to be stainless steel. width:800;;height:600
  • Suface rust on the oil pan, but appears to have original paint in good nick. width:800;;height:600
  • The most surface rust was here and under the boot lid. width:800;;height:600
  • Some dust and dirt, but no leaks common to old British cars. Amazing! width:800;;height:600
  • The seats were out showing that there was no rust, but that old, incorrect carpet had to go! width:450;;height:600
  • No rust under the carpet. width:800;;height:600
  • The wheels have been stripped and powder coated in the correct off white color. width:800;;height:600
  • The heater and vent hoses were perished, so I replaced them and the rusty clamps. width:800;;height:600
  • Someone has replaced the original head, carb and camshaft with a Sunbeam dual carb system. It is a very peppy car. width:800;;height:600
  • Interior of the boot is worn, but rust=free. width:800;;height:600
  • The boot needs work to be a show car, but otherwise it is ok. width:800;;height:600
  • The owner's manual suggests starting in second gear unless you are on a steep incline. width:800;;height:600
  • The rear bumper is ok, but needs restoration. width:800;;height:600
  • The car finish was very dull when I got it. I have been spending time buffing and polishing. Now it is more presentable. width:800;;height:600
  • I was fortunate to get this plate. The EA stands for extended antique. It means I can drive the car anywhere from April to November without restrictions. width:800;;height:600
  • The front grill is in remarkable condition. width:800;;height:600
  • There are several nicks and scratches, but some custom mixed touch-up paint has made them less visible. width:800;;height:600
  • Nice ride at sundown in Skokie. width:800;;height:600
  • Here friend Richard Symth is painting a watercolor of the Hillman. width:800;;height:600
  • This Hillman is a 4 speed manual transmission with a column shifter. width:800;;height:600
  • Learning to shift this car has been a challenge. No syncro in first gear. width:800;;height:600
  • The Hillman logo boot latch is very nice. width:800;;height:600
  • The car at the Coffee and Classics show in Winnetka width:800;;height:600
  • Left side has some blemishes. width:800;;height:600
  • The right side is pretty clean. width:800;;height:600
  • The bumper needs work, but otherwise it looks good. width:800;;height:600
  • New shift lever, covered steering wheel, new backing for package shelf and new carpeting freshen the interior. width:800;;height:600
  • Carole and I leaving the Pub. width:800;;height:600
  • Seat belts installed and now Carole is happy to be a passenger. width:800;;height:600
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