One pick-up Imp has been built by the Rootes Experimental/ Competition Department. Based on a De Luxe Imp, it may have been a design exercise with the U.S. market in mind. It may be registered LBW, which is Oxfordshire.
It was first owned by a Mr. John Panks, who lived in Swalcliffe (next door to a garage where a Mr. Boyce used to work, who remembers it well).
At the time Mr. Panks was the manager of Sales & Services for the Rootes Group in North America. He gave it to his wife as a birthday present (it may even have been built for this purpose).
It features a number of non-standard items, such as
There was an advert for an Imp pick-up in Exchange & Mart, under the heading Collectors Cars. (1979? 1980?)
The advert stated that it was a prototype.
The address was in Ireland, and the price £750.
Graham Foy in his Pick-up Imp in 1991
Another new Imp variant? / John Goodberry, Banbury, Oxfordshire. - Impressions 2000, May
Frank Schoenberger's Sunbeam Farm Imp