The Hillman company grew from the cycle business and started iwith cars in 1907 when Louis Coatalen (later of Sunbeam) built the Hillman-Coatalen. By the late 1920's the Roots brothers had control and introduced the Minx which was highly successful. Modernised post war and were continually uprated and overhead valves for 1954. By 1956 the Minx was enlarged and lowered. The arrival of the Mini led to the rear Coventry Climax all alloy engined Imp. The Minx evolved into the Super Minx, and later cars were the Hunter in 1970 and the Avenger. The Hunter carried on being sold for decades to the Iranians as the Peykan.