Imp Models

During the Imp’s production lifespan there were a variety of models available with different levels of trim and different body styles

 

The Imp was produced in a saloon version, a coupe version and an estate/van version

 HillmanSingerSunbeamCommer
Saloon ModelImp
Imp deLuxe
Super Imp
Imp Super
Caledonian
Chamois
Chamois Sport
Sport
Imp Sport
Coupe ModelCalifornianChamois CoupeStiletto
Estate/Van ModelHusky
Van
Van

Singer versions were the up market models with a more comprehensive and luxurious specification
Sunbeam versions were the sporty models with more powerful engines
Export versions were usually badged as Sunbeams
Some vehicles were exported in “kit” form (known at the factory as CKD) and assembled locally abroad

 

Imp Model Timeline Poster

Variants using Imp mechanicals

The Imp chassis, transmission and aluminium engine was chosen by a number of smaller artisan motor manufacturers as the ideal platform to build their own cars:

  • BS Nymph – produced 1975-1977 – total production 42
  • Clan Crusader – produced 1971-1974 – total production 350 – Clan Owners Club
  • Irish Clan – produced 1982-1986 – total production 120 – Clan Owners Club
  • Ginetta Cars – G15 produced 1968-1974 and 1980 – total production 800 – Ginetta Owners Club
  • Davrian Imp – produced 1967-1983 – total production 500 – Davrian Register
  • Bond 875 – produced 1965-1970 – total production 3400 – Bondcars.net
  • Siva Llama – production 1974-1978 – total production 50 – Siva Llama info on imps4ever
  • Beach Mk4 – unknown history and production