Hillman Imp (1963-1976)

Hillman Imp (1963-1976)

Quick Facts

Made by:

Hillman

Chassis code:


Production Total:

440032

Launched:

1963

Last on sale:

1976

Price (when new):

€584

Drive System: RR  

About the '63 Imp

A heroic failure for Rootes, the 1963 Imp was the company’s attempt to tackle the Mini. And it was a great little machine, with a 37bhp alloy 875cc Coventry Climax engine mounted in the back. The all-independent suspension made it nimble on bends and the opening rear screen added practicality. Had it come along before the Mini, it might have been the big little star rather than BMC’s baby. However, reliability issues and suspicion about its unusual nature robbed it of sales and it never recovered, despite remaining on sale until 1976.

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Specifications

Manufacture

Hillman

Dimensions (mm)

Length: 3580mm
Width: 1530mm
Height: 1384mm
Wheelbase: 2082mm
Ground Clearance:

Speed / Acceleration

Top Speed (kmh): 81mph
0-60mph: 18.5s
0-100mph
1/4 mile:
60-0mph:

Other

Emissions (Co2):
Economy (mpg): 40mpg
Fuel Tank Capacity:
Handling Factor
Crash Test Rating:

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Power

BHP: 39bhp
Maximum Power:
Maximum Torque: 52lb/ft
Weight: 694kg
Power/Weight Ratio:

Engine Specs

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Code:
Displacement: -
Type: -
Fuel Source: -

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