This Essential Buyer’s Guide leads you through the process of buying an Imp, or one of its variants, from whether this is the right car for you, what it’s like to live with and what it will cost you to run, to which model is best for you and what you should be paying for it.
Having helped you decide these factors, this guide then takes you through the buying process. It explains what equipment you’ll need when you go to view a Hillman Imp and shows you how to quickly determine whether to look at a particular car in more detail or to just simply walk away.
A comprehensive and thorough evaluation section, with a points scoring system, lets you fully assess a prospective purchase, while detailed illustrations show exactly what to look for. With advice on paperwork, buying at auctions, and thorough and clear advice on restoration, every aspect of sourcing your Hillman Imp is covered.
Having led you to your perfect car, the Guide goes yet further to give you all the contact information you’ll ever need to get involved with the Imp-owning community, allowing you to make the most of your new pride and joy.
The Essential Buyer’s Guide to Hillman Imp is written by Tim Morgan, who bought his first Hillman Imp at the age of 16. Since then, he has owned over 160 Imps, of all kinds. He joined the Imp Club in the early 1990s, and has held positions on its committee, and started its West Kent Area Centre.
During his 30-year association with Imps, he has looked at and assessed hundreds, if not thousands of cars, either with a view to buying them himself, assisting a club member to make a purchase, or valuing a car. This passion led to a career as a classic-car journalist, and to writing this book.