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Hillman Imp (1975)

EUR 9,612JPY 1,180,341BGN 18,799CZK 241,932DKK 71,829GBP 8,750HUF 3,208,837PLN 40,681RON 45,935SEK 101,577CHF 10,322ISK 1,316,830NOK 95,214HRK 71,530RUB 661,397TRY 62,826AUD 15,490BRL 44,714CAD 13,994CNY 73,855HKD 83,443IDR 146,325,318ILS 37,078INR 761,464KRW 12,436,549MXN 201,755MYR 43,616NZD 16,118PHP 545,725SGD 14,442THB 325,988ZAR 154,972

Offered for: GBP 8,750

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  • Le Riche Automobile Restorers (CI) Ltd.
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
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    Ian Le Riche

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Request for Hillman Imp (1975) | Vehicle-ID: 176072

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  • Vehicle data
  • Description
  • Condition
  • Make Hillman
  • Model Imp
  • Model name Imp
  • Series n.a.
  • Year of manufacture 1975
  • Chassis number n.a.
  • Gearbox number n.a.
  • Report n.a.
  • Condition category n.a.
  • Mileage (read) n.a.
  • Previous owners n.a.
  • First registration n.a.
  • Engine number n.a.
  • Matching numbers n.a.

Technical details

  • Body style Saloon
  • Power (kw/hp) 29/39
  • Cubic capacity (ccm) 875
  • Cylinders 4
  • Doors 2
  • Steering Right (RHD)
  • Transmission Manual
  • Gears 4
  • Drive Rear
  • Front Brake Drum
  • Rear Brake Drum
  • Fuel Petrol

Individual configuration

  • Exterior colour Red
  • Manufacturer colour name n.a.
  • Sunroof No
  • Folding roof No
  • Power Assisted Steering No
  • Central locking No
  • Electric windows No
  • Interior colour Others
  • Interior material Others
  • Electric heated seats No
  • Air conditioning No
  • ABS No
  • Airbag No
  • Cruise control No

History

First registered as KJB 886P in October 1975, it is probably one of the earliest Caledonians surviving, and might even be the earliest known survivor. It has had seven registered owners from new, the details of which are in the history file, it was restored in 2014/2015, with the bills and receipts being on file. Bearing in mind the very low recorded mileage, the car is in structurally excellent condition as it has been fully restored since 2015 and has only covered some 139 miles since then. Finished in sparkling Cherry Red with the original patterned seats, it is a rare Special Edition Hillman Imp from the mid 1970’s. We have one picture on file courtesy of the Imp Caledonian website showing the car prior to restoration. For more information on the Caledonian , visit their website http://www.impcaledonian.co.uk   

Comments

The Caledonian differed from the Imp deluxe on which it was based in that it had a number of optional extras added as standard. The adverts at the time highlighted that these extras saved £166 on adding them to a standard deluxe. These included, sport wheel trims, bumper over riders, door mirrors, radio and aerial and reversing lights. However the Caledonian was more special than that, as only the Caledonian came with white sticker stripes down the side and unique tartan inspired seats, and became a special edition Imp in its own right, , all of the Caledonians were Cherry Red with tartan style seats, and UK cars carried ‘P’ registrations from October 1975 onwards until production of approximately 2000 ceased in March 1976, the Imp website estimated only 170 may still survive today, however after recent research that figure is more likely to be under 50. The Caledonian was a specifically marketed special edition Imp produced by Hillman, and no doubt being built at the Scottish Linwood plant contributed to the naming of the car.

Body

 Very good original body work which has been resprayed in the course of restoration four years ago 

Interior

The interior appears to be original and in a condition commensurate with the low mileage 

Mechanical

Mechanically in good original order, the car will be checked over prior to sale. It comes with a history detailing the recent restoration, and ownership history since 1975. 

Condition, Registrations & Documents

  • Registered
  • Ready to drive

Vehicle-ID: 176072

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