Hillman - Hillman Sceptre

The Hillman Sceptre was originally intended to be the 4 door replacement for the Sunbeam Rapier, which was based on the Hillman Super Minx. But this idea was dropped as sales were still strong, so it was marketed as the Hillman Sceptre. The Sceptre was available from 1963, based on the Super Minx as mentioned, but with the most powerful engine version, disc brakes, overdrive and generally a top specification model. The Sceptre Mk3 version was an all new design used across the Rootes Group, with the Hillman Sceptre Mk3 being the top of the range model.

Tyre size for the Hillman Sceptre Mk1 (1963 to 1965) and Mk2 (1965 to 1967) and Mk3 (1967 to 1976) throughout its production was 6.00x13, and the radial equivalent of this is the 165R13 size. When Rootes Group started fitting radial ply tyres as standard during Sceptre Mk3 production, it was fitted with this same 165R13 tyre size. Blockley produces a superb period correct good speed rated 165HR13 tyre, full details of which at the link below. Later tyre fitment lists also show an alternative "fatter" tyre size 175/70R13, and Blockley produces this size also for those wantig this - again full details below:

Blockley Products for Hillman Hillman Sceptre

155/165x13 Thickened Inner Tube

Blockley Thickened Inner Tube

£12.00 (£14.40 inc. VAT)

165HR13

165HR13

£83.00 (£99.60 inc. VAT)

175/70VR13

175/70VR13

£89.00 (£106.80 inc. VAT)