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Lot No. 587 - 1964 Hillman Imp De Luxe

Sold for: £1,776

Hillman's radical rear-engined, rear-wheel drive, hatchback Mini rival.
Details Specification Condition Report

In recent years this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car which is strictly sold as seen.

  • Rootes' well-designed Mini competitor with innovative features that included an alloy engine, opening rear hatch, fold-down rear seat and an automatic choke
  • The De Luxe offered opening front quarter-vents that could be swivelled all the way round
  • Four-cylinder overhead camshaft engine making extensive use of aluminium. Solex downdraught carburettor.  42bhp at 5,000 rpm/55.6 lb.ft maximum torque at 2,800 rpm
  • Limpet-like road holding that verged on the scary side of fun
  • Little known fact; the Imp was designed by Mike Parkes who went on to become a Ferrari Grand Prix driver

Note: On successful purchase of this lot a new V5C will need to be applied for by submitting a form V62 to the DVLA at a cost of £25. 

Year of manufacture:
1964
Make:
Hillman
Chassis number:
B411042963
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
875
Body colour:
Willow Green
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
HMT 405B
Model:
Imp De Luxe
Engine number:
B411042963
Interior colour:
Willow Green

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

47 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Body generally looks good but areas of serious corrosion can be seen.

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Interior quite original. Boot unchecked

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

untested - visual inspection only

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Remarks

untested

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels and tyres:

Remarks

untested

Electrics

Minor:

Major:

Remarks

untested

Vehicle History

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