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Hillman Imp

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Fully restored in 2016, very rear car,original colour sunbeam with certificate, for lovers of vintage cars and collectors, I started with restoring another the same car, can write for additional information , oldtimer certificate.

Selling my restored Sunbeam Hillman IMP, year 1971. I bought the car back in 2015 and spend in overall over 1000 hours in restoring the car. The body and condition of the car are in excellent shape. Driven recreational and competed (successfully) in several vintage car competitions.

The Hillman Imp is a small economy car made by the Rootes Group and its successor Chrysler Europe from 1963 until 1976. It was the first mass-produced car with the engine block and cylinder head cast in aluminium.

In addition to its aluminium engine, it was the first British car to have an engine in the back and the first car to use a diaphragm spring clutch.

Engine
The Imp uses an 875 cc all-aluminium power unit, adapted by Rootes from a Coventry Climax FWMA fire pump engine. My work includes engine restoration and new engine gaskets.

Interior
Interior completely restored in red leather, dark blue floor, new sealing with properly restored dials.

Exterior
Brought back to its original Electric Blue color (with written origin), layers of body protection properly added as well as new painting. Entirely new or restored chrome exterior also added around the car

Transmission
4 Speed Manual transmission is smooth and responsive. No noises or unusual behavior.

Braking, Steering
Front disc brakes are excellent and operating properly. Steering is precise and on point. Fresh Alignment.

Battery
New battery

Among other things the car was at first properly dismantled,the mechanical parts are either new or restored, chassis in wonderful shape and the audio system is renewed including the installation.

In case of any more information please send me a massage and I will happily come back to you.

It is coming new one in the red color (see pictures). It will be finished until 15.6.2018

Accessories

It is coming new one in the red color (see pictures). It will be finished until 15.6.2018

key Facts

  • Ad ID
    223545
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Last updated
    15/05/2018
  • Category
    Hillman > Imp
  • Vehicle sub type
    Convertible
  • Colour
    Blue
  • Colour type
    Metallic
  • Drivetrain
    Four-wheel drive
  • Fuel type
    Petrol
  • Gear type
    Manual
  • Year
    1971
  • Mileage
    70000 mi
  • First Reg. Date
    Apr 1971
  • MOT expiry
    Apr 2019
  • Owners
    2
  • Doors
    2
  • Seats
    4
  • Engine Size
    0.9
  • Speed Limit
    100 mph
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