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Hillman Imp Deluxe YAB 697G

Cost New in 1969   £612.00

Chasis No               B413008322 HSO

Registered             1st July 1969

No of keepers        7

1983 – 1990          Mr Lane 161 Ombersley Rd Worcester WR3 7BX   

1995 – 1997          Mr Oliver The Old Barn Pebworth

1998 – 2000          Mr D Hartwell 10 Clifford Chambers Warwickshire CV37 8JB

2000 – 2003          John Saunders 3 Holland Gardens Garston Watford WD2 6JN

2003 – present      Andy Smith


Kerb weight           708kg

Engine                   Aluminium four cylinder inline type with an overhead camshaft

Cubic Capacity       875cc      39 B.H.P.

Carburettor           Single Solex B.30 P.I.H.-5

Wheels                  12L x 4J  pressure  front 15lbs in2   rear 30lbs in2

Imp de luxe

wide doors that open wide; seats covered with AMBLA artificial leather, modelled after the body's shape; fold down the rear seat and you have 500ltr luggage space.
The opening front quarter vents distinguish the De Luxe version. They can be swivelled wide for maximum ventilation.

Extras that could be had: ventilator; radio; 'heavy duty' shock absorbers; reverse lights; seat belts; white wall tyres; etc.

Mark 3  This revision is sometimes referred to as the introduction of the Mk 3. never badged as such

In October 1968 the Mk II designation was discontinued. The whole range of Imps was revised: all models (except the Stiletto) were given a new interior. They got new seats and upholstery and many variations of external trim. The new facia was full width with a round set of gauges including the speedometer.