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Alles van waarde is weerloos
(Anything of value is defenceless)
- Lucebert, Dutch poet 1924-1994


Present prices in the UK

A: condition 1 to 2+
excellent all-round condition, but not necessarily concours winners
B: condition 2 to 3+
sound and can be used immediately, but might benefit from some cosmetic attention (work and/or original parts would make it condition 1)
C: condition 3 to 4+
complete and running, but will require major restorative work
ratings 4 and 5
'restoration projects'
£ Practical Classics Sep. 1996  Classic Cars Mar. 1996
A B C A B C
Hillman
Imp/Super Imp
Imp Californian
1,200
.
650
.
150
.
1,200
1,400
700
850
300
350
Singer
Chamois
Chamois Sport
Chamois Coupé
1,200
1,500
1,600
700
1,000
1,100
250
500
600
Sunbeam
Imp Sport
Stiletto
1,600
1,750
1,100
1,200
600
650

 


Continental Imps may fetch much higher prices. Imps are rare and well liked. One example: A particular Sunbeam Californian in Holland that is in concours condition, and has won the concours d'elegance of Valkenswaard more than once was officially valued (for insurance) at 12,000 Dutch guilders.

Present prices in the Netherlands

One of the sources for these prices is De Onschatbare Klassieker (The Unestimatable Classic Car), a yearly renewed handbook. The thing is, of course, that the value of anything is open for discussion.

Category A:
drivable, complete but unrestored
Category B:
in reasonable condition, with MoT
Category C:
in good condition, but not concours
(in guilders)            2000    1999    1998    1996    1994
Hillman Imp           A  1000    1000    1000    1000    1000
                      B  4000    2500    2500    4000    4000
                      C  7500    4500    4500    7500    7500

Hillman Husky         A  2000                    2000
                      B  4000                    4000
                      C  8500                    8500

Commer Imp Van        A  1000
                      B  3000
                      C  6000

Singer Chamois        A          1500    1500    1000
                      B          3000    3000    4000
                      C          5000    5000    6500

Singer Chamois Coupe  A  2000
                      B  5000
                      C  9000
                                                         Mk I    Mk II
Sunbeam Imp Sport     A  1500    1500    1500    1500    2500  1000
                      B  4000    3000    3000    4000    6000  3000
                      C  8000    5000    5000    8000   10000  6000

Sunbeam Californian   A  1000    1300    1300    1500
                      B  5000    3000    3000    7000
                      C  9000    5250    4500   10000

Sunbeam Stiletto      A  1000    2500    2000            1500
                      B  4000    5000    4500            7000
                      C  6500    7000    5500           10000

Sunbeam Chamois Sport A  1000                    1000
                      B  3000                    3000
                      C  6000                    6000
                         2000   1999   1998   1996   1994
in 19711966196719681969
Sunbeam Impfl. -fl. 2000fl. 2700fl. 3600
Sunbeam Chamoisfl. 1500fl. 2200fl. 3000fl. 4000
     

Says Hot Car:

  an Imp build in
in 1969, April19631964196519661967 E67/ 68 F
  would fetch in April 1969
Hillman Imp£220£255£310£365£415;£460
       

How to arrive at a price

Factors that influence a car's asking price (apart from its overal condition), include:


Original prices

Original prices in the UK

including tax

£ (incl. tax) '63'64'65'66'67'68'69'70'71
CommerImp Van441  n.a.
Hillman Imp508 509 n.a./ 598672
Imp Deluxe532 539 549626725
Imp Super n.a. n.a. 566 674769
Huskyn.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 698  n.a.
Californian718
Singer Chamois 590 600705/ 685
Chamois Sportn.a. £665785
Chamois Coupén.a. 748
Sunbeam Impn.a. n.a.n.a.  717
Imp Sportn.a. n.a. n.a. 754755871
Californiann.a. n.a.n.a. 647n.a. in UK
Stiletton.a. n.a. n.a. £726813942

Sources:
a price list dated 20th March 1968 which gives prices inclusive of purchase tax, but excludes seat belts. The price for the Van is excluding tax.

Original prices in the Netherlands

(in guilders) 19631964196519661967 15 dec. 1967
Chrysler Benelux
1968196919701971
Commer Imp van    4995      5100 
Hillman Imp  569056906245        
Hillman Husky             
Sunbeam Imp     6295   5690569256955695 / 6195
Sunbeam Imp de Luxe      5690    
Sunbeam Chamois    6750679561906190 61946194 / 6395
Sunbeam Chamois Sport          7390  
Sunbeam Californian     767569906990 6994 
Sunbeam Imp Sport       7990 7990 7390 7390   7392  
Sunbeam Stiletto      78757875 78797495 / 7879
Sunbeam Imp Rally     11275     

De Telegraaf of 10 August 1966 said these cars were in the f. 6000-7000 (that is guilders) range:

Prinz 1000
f.6150
Fiat 1100R
6200
Hillman Imp
6245
Skoda 1000 MBL
6250
Morris Minor
6295
Opel Kadett
6300
Sportprinz
6300
Taunus 12M
6335
DAF 850
6445
Cortina 1300
6470
Renault 10
6495
Glas 1004
6725
Triumph Herald
6750
Cortina 1500
6900
Datsun
6975
Fiat 850 Coupé
6995
Sunbeam Chamois  
6995

Winter 1967/68 the British Pound devaluated and Sunbeam prices on the continent accordingly dropped. By then the names Hillman and Singer were no longer used in the Benelux, and only the name Sunbeam was kept. This was possible in countries where the separate marques used the same dealer network. They were imported into the Benelux by Chrysler in 1970, in 1971 by Simca.

Address distributor:

  Belgium The Netherlands
1963    
1970 Chrysler Benelux S.A. - N.V.
Steenweg Straatsburgbrug Kaai 138
Antwerpen
Chrysler Benelux S.A. - N.V.
Sluisjesdijk 129
Rotterdam
Rootes Dealers in The Netherlands

White wall tyres for all Hillman and Singer models costed 85 guilders in 1964

Second hand Imps
prices then...

  (in guilders)              1 yr   2 yrs  3 yrs  4 yrs old
Sunbeam Chamois in 1968      3.700   2.850   2.300
Sunbeam Chamois in 1969      3.300   2.600   1.700   950
Sunbeam Imp     in 1969      4.100   2.800

Prices from magzine lists

                        in 1st  2nd  3rd condition
Clan Crusader                   1516                Jul-Dec 1984
Clan Crusader                   1675                Jan-Jun 1985
Ginetta G15                     1614                Jul-Dec 1984
Ginetta G15                     1631                Jan-Jun 1985
Singer Chamois Mk. I       675  350   75            in 1987

Used Car Prices. - Popular Motoring Ocober 1973. - p.85:
(* asterisk indicates price for model change)

  9 yrs 8 yrs 7 yrs 6 yrs 5 yrs 4 yrs 3 yrs 2 yrs old
  1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
Hillman Imp de luxe
145
195*
230
280
330
405
480
565
Singer Chamois
190
210*
255
305
365
435
515
-

This guide gives the approximate prices of cars in good condition. Buying-in by the motor trade prices are considerably less.


Thoroughbred & Classic Cars Online Price Guide
Based on exchange rate effective on July 16, 1996
                               Condition Condition Condition Condition Condition Condition
Model                 Year(s)  1 to 2+   1 to 2+   2 to 3+   2 to 3+   3 to 4+   3 to 4+
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Chamois               1963-76    1200   $  1859      700   $  1085      250   $   387
Chamois Coupe         1967-70    1600   $  2480     1100   $  1705      600   $   929
Chamois Sport         1966-70    1500   $  2325     1000   $  1550      500   $   775

Examples in the Bain Hogg insurance scheme, leaflet with Impressions March 1995:
1969 Hillman Imp - £ 1000
1970 Stiletto - £ 1500
1970 Rallye Imp - £ 1500


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