The first Nymph (?) with both the designers on board.
Sorry about the white spots - they were in the magazine...
Now for the Nymph. - Hot Car 1976, January. - p.42-43
At last - a cheap fun car to revitalise Hillman Imp MoT failures. No author named.
Reprinted in Impressions 2000, March. - p.34-35
At the time of writing, which was likely halfway December 1975, there was only one runner.
Designers Peter Bohanna and Robin Stables saw the potential of a cheap basic and practical vehicle, that would serve as anything - from a beach buggy in Spain to a budget runabout in London. The Nymph, with its various options can be adapted for every need and -because of its light weight- gives a comfortable 50 mpg driven quite hard.
Basis of the Nymph is the rigid monocoqueglass-fibre body, made up of a number of sections, and double skinned throughout.
The body is sold as a unit and is selfcoloured in one of six colours. Other colours are available to special order.
Brand new brake pipes are supplied ready fitted (the designers think this is a very worthwhile safety measure).
Metal spring seats come with the kit.
And the necessary engine subframe.
This basic kit costs £378 inclusive of VAT.
If you want to use the standard wheels, some spacers can be supplied for the rear, that will increase the track and help fill the arches.
|Arrows are body mounting points
Original Imp parts are in black
|Transferring the mechanicals from the Imp to the Nymph body is simply a matter of unbolting the engine and suspension at the rear, wheeling it out and wheeling it back into the Nymph. At the front more or less the same applies.|
The hood and side screens in the pictures are still under development and will look slightly different around the rear.
The car looks good even with the standard wheels - even if they are quite tatty.
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