1971 Hillman Imp Basic 875cc from UK and Ireland
Good British and cheap car, that people don't see much now
When I owned this car, there was too much needed to be done; welding, over heating.
Brought the only Imp I had before passed my driving test, it cost £65.00, and I spent a lot more on it.
Why did I have one? They were cheap to buy, cool to drive and after it was rebored and new pistons fitted, fast.
Why pick that model? My dad could do them up, he got my brother and me involved, we would help him take out the gear box, very easy to do.
In our family we had six in total; my Imp, my dad and brother Sunbeam Stillettos, my ex brother in law a Husky, my uncle a Chamois, and my mums sister had a Imp.
If anybody knows the where abouts of RJL 664J, I would like to know, called her Impy, she was black the last time in 1985, had to sell, got made redundant, wish I kept her, would be cheap to run now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th June, 2009