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At the 1998 HSR Formula One Reunion at Watkins Glen, Upstate New York, the 1964 Sunbeam Imp of Louis Rose took the Vintage Garage 'Car of the Meet' award.
Tony Fontaine (Michigan, USA) acquired a '67 Sunbeam Deluxe Mk II about 6 years ago from the dry southwest part of the U.S. It had been in a field for 21 years, and only had a bit of surface rust, but no usable cloth or rubber.
Their Imp has a 998 Hartwell motor w/ R22 cam, twin DCOE's, front radiator and a license plate which reads: 'IMPSTER'. It's been converted to RHD and has a custom dash. It runs on 13" Panasport wheels and has Fiesta seats.
Summer 99 it moved under it's own power for the first time in 27 years, going to SUNI 3. It's intended to occasionally do some historic racing and compete in touring type or TSD rallies. (12 Oct. 99)
Frank Hoeffner, (California, USA) owned a black 67 mk II US version. (998cc engine from Malcom Anderson with strombergs, oil cooler, alloy wheels, low profile 50 series tyres, leather upholstery, roll bars, full set of gages). He sold it autumn 2000.
Former Imp Club member (mid 80's) and proud illustrator of the car in Franka's web page.
Greg Jacobson (Redondo Beach, California, USA)
"I own a 1967 D Sports Racer which utilizes an MK1 engine, transaxle, and rear brakes.
I'm in the process of sorting out the car (19-Sep-00) which hasn't raced since 1991. I plan to upgrade the motor to a 930cc with a Sport head and race cam. The plan is to race in the numerous historic events held here on the West Coast. All advice welcome." - chassis 90% restored. [11-Nov-2001]
Brent Kasl (USA) "I purchased a 1964 Sunbeam Imp Deluxe in 1994 after the SUNI II event in the USA. Rosemary Smith was our guest speaker and she suggested I pursue an Imp for a project. Five years later and a completely restored car is what I have to show for a lot of hard work and research since these are so rare in the states. Would be interested in any e-mail correspondence." [24 May 1999]
Darryl K. Pitts (Northeastern
Georgia, USA) "I`ve owned an Imp DeLuxe Mk I since `80.
My car has been driven very little since the early 1980`s. In November `97 I began disassembly and am now beginning the gathering of spares for the already balanced engine internals. Also in the early stages of right side sill and floor pan repair.
Imp Club Member, Hillman Listserve Member, Imps@coollist Member
David 'Doc' Switzer (Sarasota, Florida, USA)
"I purchased my 1965 Sunbeam Imp on Oct 1, 2001 from a good friend who had owned the car since 1988 and had kept the car practically all original. It is amazingly solid body wise, and a mostly intact interior. It shows 84k on the odometer, and the motor runs strong. I am currently working on rebuilding the carb and brakes. It also appears that 'king pins' are a distinct probability. Any e-mail will be appreciated for parts retrofit, maintenance tips, and parts suppliers, especially in the US." [27-Oct-01]
He wrote to say he has to sell the Imp [12-Feb-2002]
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