HILLMAN STRAIGHT 8
Tourer, saloon, sports saloon, 2-seater drophead coupé.
On paper, an attractive proposition with a 58bhp engine, right-hand change again, and a 70mph potential. Coil ignition and wire wheels standard on this one, as are thermostatic radiator shutters, and the tourer with its fold-flat screen has an almost-Chrysler elegance. Alas! it went through big-ends faster than almost any car on the market...