1965 Hillman ImpReview
Go Kart For The Road And 100 Times Better Than A Mini — I have owned around 5 Imps, although only 3 were in a drivable state. The Imp is a monocoque design rear engined rear wheel drive small family saloon/hatchback. I say saloon/hatchback as it's neither one or the other as it does have an opening rear window for a little storage the main 'boot' is in the front over the petrol tank. The Imps all alloy engine is amazingly lively and people are often suprised to here its less than one litre (875cc in standard spec). Handling is amazing! Get yourself on some twisty country roads if you get one of there and prepare for a lot of fun!!!
Pros: Revvy engine, easy to tune, low fuel consumption in when tuned, rare, cheap, 4 adults can easily fit inside, good luggage room
Cons: some parts are getting pricey, old guys always stop and tell you when they had one and the head gasket went!
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