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1967-1973 SUNBEAM Stiletto specifications


Of all the Imp variants offered by the Rootes Group, the Sunbeam Stiletto remains by far the most desirable with collectors. The combination of the Hillman Californian’s pretty bodyshell and Imp Sport’s engine created a desirable sporting baby. Handling was further improved over the Imp Sport thanks to geometry changes to the front suspension, making this the best of the lot to drive. The jazzed-up interior with bespoke dashboard and reclining seats were further attractions, as was the ever-attractive quad headlamp nose.

Production

  • Production:
    10,000
  • Price at launch:
    £726
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,350
  • Price (good):
    £1,800
  • Price (average):
    £1,150
  • Price (project):
    £400

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    17.6secs
  • Top speed:
    87.0mph
  • Power:
    51.0bhp
  • Torque:
    52.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    35.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Weight:
    711kgs

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