The Hillman/Sunbeam/Chrysler/Rootes Imp was a zippy little descendant of the Scottish built Linwood Imp and was built by the Rootes Group from 1963 to 1976. It used a Beetle-esq rear-engine rear-drive setup but its body shape was anything but Buglike and it looks more like a strange cross between a Ford Escort Mk I and a Mini. Find this 1965 Sunbeam Imp offered for $17500 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1965 Sinbeam IMP
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: white
title status: clean
This 1965 Sunbeam IMP has been professionally restored with minor period correct modifications, (gauges, fog lamps, steering wheel, etc.) to make it a fun, reliable ride for road or track. Its 875cc Coventry Climax derived all aluminum engine has been built to “sport model” specifications. Sport model twin carburetors, header, oil cooler, and modified 1 piece rear main seal. It has a full synchro 4 speed manual transaxle and heavy duty clutch, rallye suspension and rack and pinion steering. Documented full rotisserie restoration, custom car cover, Florida Title in Sellers Name.
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