1968 HILLMAN IMP Californian - £12,950
Sold new in 1968 by Norris Brothers of Tamworth, this one previous owner Imp Californian has only covered 49276 miles from new, on arrival in Guernsey in 2014, the mileage was 49002 miles. On sale the Californian was serviced and fitted with a new cylinder head gasket. Based on the Hillman Imp introduced in 1963, the Californian coupe was launched in 1967, the coupe version having a sloping tail, and no rear hatch. The Imp and its variants were developed as a competitor to the Mini, and were the first British production to be rear engined, also the first mass produced British car to be built with an aluminium engine block and cylinder head. Production took place between 1963 and 1976 with just under 500, 000 cars being built by Rootes.
The car was regularly maintained by its first owner, and sale to the present owner, the car was checked over and the following parts replaced as part of the last service just over 200 miles ago. New head gasket, coolant replaced, new oil filter, new air filter, new spark plugs, new drive shaft rubbers, points cleaned and adjusted, new thermostat and gasket, new cam covers, all fluid levels checked. Documentation History file Article from Classic car buyer April 23rd 2014. Old Mots Original Norris brothers tax disc holder.
- 49276 Miles
- RefCode: TA1161952
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