Photo files of Imps spotted at social events. (well, mostly - at the bottom some Imp PR photos)
|461 JIK||orange||1974||restored in 2004|
|JRM 998B||1964||confirmed: basic Hillman Imp|
|XKP 773J||1970||confirmed: basic Hillman Imp|
|VKL 287H||1970||Hillman Imp Mk2|
|J||Tahiti (?) Blue||1971||From the Impulse 09 form (Plaque no. 182):
Rhondda, South Wales
Imp (Chrysler) Basic
Colour: Tahiti (?) Blue
Owned since 2006
Milage at Imp09: 81,000
Engine: 875cc; Engine modifications: Replacement engine fitted 2008; Top speed: 80mph; MGP: ?
What attracted you to this car: right(ish) price at right time when looking for an Imp
Restoration history: Bought under impression that it was VGC; subsequently found out it has had a fair bit of welding, incl. inner arches. Needs quite a bit more work to get it 'right'. Been patched up rather than restored
Claim to fame: known as Celyn on club forum, after Imp y Celyn - a character in 'Soul Music' by Terry Pratchett
|From the Impulse 09 form (Plaque no. 114):
Owned since 2002
Milage at Imp09: 73,776
Engine: 875cc; Engine modifications: None (alternator fitted); Top speed: 80mph; MGP: not known
What attracted you to this car: she's topless; connected by David Henshaw circa 1984
Restoration history: Saved from seagull poo and salt water in Weymouth in 2002, put back on the road that year
Claim to fame: In Apex book
|LGY 957K||1972||confirmed: basic Hillman Imp|
|CBP 414L||1972||confirmed: basic Hillman Imp|
|NJH 754L||1972||a Super?|
|NPG 450D||on Minilites|
|MGW 815D||1973||placed wrong. It's a Super|
|WNF 438L||1973||placed wrong. It's a Super|
|UBH 79E||red (faded)|
Automobile Museum in Qawra (Malta) has a red Sunbeam Imp on display.
|71-27-GU||two broad white stripes over the car||1969|
|72-85-MS||Polar White, balck bootlid and engine cover||19..||comment|
|77-19-ZS||metallic wine red, white stripe on the boot lid||1971||a convertible since 1972|
For first publication morning papers Friday May 3rd
Britain's newest mini-car, the Hillman Imp
The Hillman Imp, with comfortable seating for four. An aluminium power unit - outstanding feature of this new car - develops 42 gross brake horse power at 5,000 r.p.m., producing a top speed of 75 miles per hour.
With the 875 cubic centimetres power unit mounted above the rear wheels and luggage space at the front and the rear, this car is the first to be manufactured in Scotland for over 30 years.
The alunimium engine is a fascinating feature of this new car. Weighing only 170 pounds, approximately half the weight of a similar cast iron engine unit, it gives increased efficiency, lower petrol consumption and reduces wear on tyres and brakes to provide better all-round performance.
The engine is the result of close collaboration between the car manufacturers, Rootes Group, and Coventry Climax, who with their experience of designing racing engineshave been intimatly concerned with aluminium engines.
Another interesting feature of this new car is the use of a completely new accelerator system. This involves the use of air pressure to replace the conventional rod or cable, linking the motion of the accelerator pedal with the carburettor. This unit is simple, economical and, above all, aids driving by increasing sensitivity of control.
Manufacturer: Rootes Group, Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, ZZZ 110414 (MA20)
Ref. No. RL 781
Hillman Imp, May 1963; 7431 VC
Hillman Imp, May 1963; 7431 VC
Hillman Imp, May 1963; VHS 811; Ref.No. RL 205
Hillman Imp, May 1963; Ref.No. 382
Hillman Imp, May 1963; Ref 64/ 7270
Hillman Imp, May 1963; Ref R45571
Look at the two-tone seats. The door cover looks two-tone, too. And the inside dash is painted a very light colour, while the outside is maybe red or so...
The new Hillman Imp saloon (Ref.no. R61910)
Not for publication before Monday, 6th October, 1969
Rootes Motors Limited; Atlas Photography Ltd.
Sunbeam automobile dfpz 17383
British offer an Imp to U.S. : Sunbeam Imp has aluminium engine in rear / by Fred Olmsted. - [World of Wheels]
This photo of a Sunbeam Imp originally had a different background. Especially the rear wheel shows the light gray of the original.
File version: 17 June 2012
File started: Aug. 9, 2008