206M Hillman Husky blue
One of the first from 1956 but with just a short life as the Mechanical versions weren't made after 1959. This is the rarer dark blue colour which looks fabulous although you would have been more likely to see the grey colour on the roads! It is like a van with windows and is a bit shorter than the Hillman Minx that it was based on and shared insides with. Now you’d think that the whole of the rear would open up but no, hatchbacks would have to wait a while. It’s just a boot which makes one wonder why people didn’t just buy a Minx.
This is, as the M infers, the Mechanical version and significantly rarer than the freewheeler #206. The motor works well. The windows are clear and unmarked and the wheels are good and tyres look original. The paintwork has suffered a bit with wear on the roof edges and front wings. It is really not at all bad, though, and is totally original and not touched up.
These can only get rarer.