Hooniverse Wagon Wednesday – A 1960 Hillman Husky

Welcome to another edition of Hooniverse Wagon Wednesday. On one of my first Wagon Wednesday features, I ran a posting about a restored 1954 Studebaker Conestoga. There was a couple of exchanges between two of our popular commentors, Rust-MyEnemy, and tonyola. It was Tony that brought up the Hillman Husky and provided a photo of said beast. However, it was Rusty that shot back the following classic lines:

I was gonna say, ’50’s Airbrush artists were notoriously “generous” in their treatment of prosaic family cars…
Though, saying that, the humble Husky does show admirable crispness of line, Even in British Racing Toothpaste. 

Presenting a 1960 Hillman Husky that’s for sale on eBay, finished in British Racing Toothpaste…

According to the listing:

Always a California Car, Special Order, Series I Hillman Husky, Very hard to find such a car in this shape, just spent over $3500 to make this cool classic road worthy on a set of brand New White Wall Tires, front and back brakes, new custom made clutch, ring gear, flywheel, tune up, plugs, cap, wires, points, water pump, E brake, what ever it needed I got done. Car is tight and checks out fine. 

Some extra parts come with car like another set of 4 new tires, not white wall tires,extra tail lights,Speedometer,Signal lever etc. Inside was done some time ago, no rips or tears, Outside is nice, no dents or rust, paint is ok and shines up nice, underneath of car is crazy clean and no disappointments, must be seen. One Very Cool Beach Cruiser, Drive or Restore the way you want it, This car is in such beautiful original shape it would be hard to think of doing anything else to it other then to keep it original, but hey each to their own, it would look cool with a nice 671 Blower sticking out of the hood and some nice big fat tires all tubbed out in the back. Car comes with rare surfboard rack and white 6′ surfboard, I never mounted the rack to the car because I didn’t want to drill any holes in the roof. I will look at all interesting trades, Price is firm and I’m in no hurry to sell, Car is located in Anaheim California, This car gets crazy looks and it’s a blast to drive. Engine is 100%, No smoke, Everything works on car. Horn, Wipers All lights. Etc.

The car should have the front and rear bumpers re-chromed and some window seals replaced and I would get the front shocks redone for my liking but I drive a town car so I guess I’m picky when it comes to the ride. I have not looked for any window seals online but was told it would not cost more then $300 to replace. Yes! I have the original steering wheel.

This listing is running for the next seven days, with an opening bid of $8,500, and a Buy-it-Now price of $12,500. That seems to be all the money in my mind, but what would you give to have a genuine British Racing Toothpaste finished Hillman in your garage? See the listing here.

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  1. muthalovin Avatar

    It comes with the surf board. I dig it, very, very much.

  2. tonyola Avatar

    Slow, cute in a weenie and dorky way, slow, questionable reliability, iffy parts, needs chrome work, and slow. Did I mention that it was slow? A neighbor had one of these when I was a kid. It seemed to be stationary with the hood up a lot. There are a lot of other cute'n'small things I'd spend $12,500 on before this.

  3. Black Steelies Avatar

    That's just classic Rusty!

  4. Smells_Homeless Avatar

    I like it, but having been thoroughly traumatized by "Husky-"sized bluejeans in grade school has left me with a burning hatred for the H-word. Sorry, little wagon. You're the victim of fatism.

  5. Armand4 Avatar

    Fun facts: Under the skin, this stubby little wagon is exactly the same as the sporty, sexy Sunbeam Alpine, so parts aren't as hard to find as you might expect. Swap in the motor from an Alpine (which has an aluminum head for a few extra horsepower) and it could be a fun little car for tearing around the countryside, or picking up parts. I've heard of people using Tiger parts to build Ford V8-powered Huskies, too…
    Still, that's an awful lot of money for a Husky, even if it does have genuine Raymond Loewy styling.

    1. sporty88 Avatar

      I was thinking about the possibility of shoehorning a Windsor into it before I read this….