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The Imp Site

Alan Millington
Allt, Dennis
Anderson, Malcolm
Aspinwall, Ron
Ben Boult
Brian Bradshaw
Brian Wright
Brownsey, Stuart
Chesman Engineering
Classic Car Parts
Competition Classics
Corley Conversions
Cottage Classics
Dave Vanderlist
Day, Jeff
Demon Tweeks
Dennis Allt
Dutche Components
Ex-pressed Steel Panels
Frank Schoenberger
Frost, Vince
Grimes, R.J.
Hanna, Mike
Hatcher, Tony
Ian Sykes
Ian Toon
The Imp Club
Impwerks, ltd. (NZ)
Jeff Day
John Lockwood
Keith Lennox
Malcolm Anderson
Maynard ltd.
Mayson & Solomon
McBride, Roy (SA)
Merlin Motors
Mike Hanna
Millington, Alan
Past Parts
R.J. Grimes
Reg Patten
Rodwell Motorsport
Ron Aspinwall
Roy McBride (SA)
Schoenberger, Frank
Solomon, Mayson &
Speedy Spares
Stuart Brownsey
Suisse Auto
Sykes, Ian
Tony Hatcher
Toon, Ian
Vanderlist, Dave
Vince Frost
Wright, Brian

Master Builders and Parts suppliers

Malcolm Anderson Imp Parts
Working with Imps for 36 years. Rallying Imps for 20 years
Large stock of new and used parts - dismantling various Imps - transaxle specialist -;

Norton Fitzwarren (nr. Taunton), Somerset, UK
Tel. 01823 - 350360
Fax 01823 - 350370
    Impetus; Alan Millington
New and used spares (and competition bits).
Tel.: 01695 - 50661, mobile: 0370 - 565343
Fax.: 01695 50661.
1 Firswood Road, Lathom, Skelmersale, Lancs. WN8 8UP, UK
Large stock, new & second-hand spares, cars
Praised on the discussion list: Cheap, competent, and quick, friendly service. Reliable.
Merlin Motors (Vince Frost) - Imp Specialists
New and used parts. Some competition parts available
Service, Repairs and MoT
Chapel Street, Caerwys, near Mold, Flintshire (North Wales)
Tel.: 01352 - 720 280
Home: 01352 - 720 617
Bob Allan (Cheshire) wrote to Impressions to let it be known that (while Merlin Motors doesn't like to advertise), Vince Frost is the main Imp guru in 'this part of the world'. There's a photo of the (large) garage, too. [Impressions February 1995, p.22]
    Speedy Spares ltd. (since 1965)
Tel. 01273 - 417 889
Fax. 01273 - 412 764
Fast mail order service worldwide
New Hillman spares at discount prices.

Dept. I.C. 19-25 Old Shoreham Road,
Portslade by Sea, E. Sussex BN41 1SP
Reg Patten Engines
Reg Patten (ex-proprietor Imp Service) 020 - 8661 0183. Mail order parts service.
20 years successfully modifying Imp engines for road & track
Imp Engine specialist: Rebuilding, reconditioning and modifying 930/998cc engines. 875cc overhauls to a 1200cc full engine conversion. Long-stroke conversions to any spec.
Cylinder Head Specialist: Unleaded to full race cylinder heads.
Transaxle rebuilds
Standard . Competition Parts . Wills Rings . Pistons . Bearings . Clutches . Couplings . Manifolds etc. .
Mechanical repairs undertaken. Secondhand spares available.
Securicor Service
    Corley Conversions (Ben Boult) Tel/Fax: (01926) 612432
Parts stockist for Chesman Engineering
Working with Imps since 1963
Specialists in Imp engine preparation
Race car preparation and suspension geometry set-up.
Road and race engine build and rebuilds - from Imp to V8
Mail order service on Imp parts
New parts can be made to your specification
Realistic rates on all work
Chesman Engineering Ltd.
At first is was called 'Greetham Engineering', later it became ACE: Andy Chesman Engineering ltd., Coventry
Andy Chesman used to race Imps and he and his company could do all tuning and engineering work on Imp engines such as 998cc & larger engines, crankshafts etc. He devised a way of machining Imp cylinder heads at an angle to help the engine make more power eg. 125bhp from a 998cc engine with twin Webers and R23 camshaft. This special head is called a WEDGE head.
After his death in 1998 the company became Chesman Engineering and is run by Andy's daughter. Corley Conversions took over the Imp stock and runs the parts side for Imp engine parts and co-ordinates the machining of Imp heads, blocks etc.
    Competition Classics (Ian Toon)
Stamford, Lincolnshire
Tel. 01780 - 75 64 50
They advertise regularly in Impressions. The last time with Engine parts, Steering parts, new Body parts and an exchange service on king pin stub axles.
Has most bits. Builds racecars. Races Imp and G15

Dutche Components (Dave Vanderlist)
112 Tiscombe, Birche Hill, Bracknell, Berks.
Stocks almost anything, has a fast mail order service and is very helpful.

Maynard Ltd.
Unit 10, Merretts Mill, Woodchester, Glos., GL5 5EX
Tel.: 01453 - 833 185
Blocks & liners machines - 998cc, 1040cc, 1120cc
Crankshafts reground - Lead-free conversions
New guides supplied and fitted
All engine parts lightened and balanced
Alloy pulley sets - Imp engine parts
Head resurfacing including machining Wills rings
Exhaust manifolds

Imp Spares
Brian Wright (former Imp Club Spares Secr.)
Brian sold all of his stock (more than four Transit van loads) to Malcolm Anderson.

R.J. Grimes, Marlpit Lane, Coulsdon, Surrey
Tel. 0181 - 668 1455
A Rootes new/old stock supplier. They do worldwide mail order.
They carry a large range of Talbot parts, particularly the older, difficult to get, parts. Don't know if it still counts, but they used to give discount to members of The Imp Club: 10%-15%. So show your club card...

ImpSpares / Barry Palmer & Peter Arnold
We are two established Impers who have joined forces to offer our services as a mail order outlet.
Braking; Engine & cooling; Comp parts; Suspension & steering + Factory panels; Body panels; Drive train; 2nd hand parts; Wheels & Tyres

Keith Lennox
Very well made body panels, like these front wings
Check the photos I took. His is Craftmanship of a higher level.

Ex-pressed Steel Panels Ltd.
Ickornshaw Mill, Cowling, Nr. Keighley
West Yorkshire BD22 0DB
Tel.: 01535 632721; fax: 636977
Rootes panels: Imp

IMPtechnic Ltd - Jeff Day
Supply of just about all body panels and disc brake conversions (12" as well as 13"). In-house restoration service. Safety devices roll cage distributor.
Rear 6a Lowther Street
Coventry, CV2 4GJ
+44 (0) 2476 - 256997 (9am to 6pm)
+44 (0) 7976 - 413608 (9am to 6pm)


Specialists in the full in-house restoration and competition preparation of all Imps and deriviatives.
Spaceframe and other competition Imps can be built to order.
Ron Aspinwall
tel: 01695 - 555 053 - Lancs.
Impspeed is recommended by more than one Imper. 'Fabulous' was one of the terms.
Impspeed can also supply all the usual new and secondhand parts, rebuild engines (standard to full race) and they can arrange test sessions for car set up.

The Imp Club has a Spares Advisory Service with many parts in stock.
 John Simister: "He is knowledgeable and very meticulous, and still builds fantastic Imp racing engines. He works on road engines too, and is currently [May 2001] rebuilding my 998. He also specialises in gearboxes, road and race, and used to race Imps himself.
Dennis Allt worked with Ian Carter, off and on, since at least the late 1970s but tended to specialise in transmissions. He was working part-time with Ian right at the end, at an industrial unit in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire while also working in the parts department at a local Peugeot dealer that used to be a Rootes, then Chrysler, agent. Dennis bought Ian's machining tools and other business assets after Ian's death, and seems to have kept many of the same customers. He doesn't advertise because he always seems to have plenty of work on."
TransImp (Dennis Allt)
Unit17 Boxted Farm
Berkhamsted Road
Hemel Hempstead
Herts HP2 2SQ
tel/fax 01442 217610.
[update: Nov. 2006]

Classic Car Parts has a webshop that on occasion also sells Imp parts

David Kingerley; Classic Car Spares
Buyer & Supplier of pre-1980 motor components
PO box 7104
Derby DE1 0BD
Tel/Fax: 01332 873685
Mobile: 07977 914088
E: davidclassicspares at tiscali dot co dot uk

Higham Auto Services
Richard Le Marquand & Dick Tompkins
Dedicated to Imps
Maintenance, restoration and upgrading Imps for enthusiast owners
01933 - 412230


hartwellGeorge Hartwell
3 Oxford Road, Bournemouth
or that's where they used to be. These days they are no longer in business...
Hartwell Imps

  New Rubber Imp parts and used Imp sparesNew Rubber Products & used Imp spares
Frank Schoenberger - (Bodgy Brother): parts
Queensland, Australia
Frank Schoenberger manufactures many of the rubber seals exclusively for the Imp. Many owners in the UK have his seals on their cars. "I am well known having provided excellent service and quality of products to The Imp Club for several years." As a seller on eBay for nearly 10 years, Frank (alias bodgy) has an impeccable record.

Ian Carter
Engine specialist; tuning, all conversions, specialist in sizes over 1000 cc.
Unit 14; Westbury Close; Townsend Industrial Estate; Hooghton Regis; Dunstable; Bedfordshire.
Ian Carter died of a stroke, September 1998. He worked on his own - a vast amount of knowledge is gone with him. He was thinking of retiring in 1997, but there were so many people he didn't want to let down...

Rodwell Motorsports

Rodwell Motorsport
Specialist Manufacture and Supplier of Imp Engine Components
Stuart Brownsey
Weymouth, Dorset

Past Parts,
specialised components for the older vehicle
For special prices to Club Members: when ordering, quote ref. IOC1.   Mail order service   (accepting: cheque, mastercard, visa, switch)
6 Chamberlayne Road, Moreton Hall Ind. Est.
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7EY
Tel.: 01284 - 750 729
Fax: 01284 - 756 240

  Brake pads / Shoes
Wheel cylinders / Kits / Hoses
Brake discs / drums
Brake calipers / Kits
Servos / Kits

Clutch Kits & piece parts
Clutch master & slave cylinder / kits

Steering and Suspension parts
  Shock absorbers
Water pumps
Wheel bearing kits
Special distributor for AP Lockheed and Champion plugs

We keep 15,000 different parts in stock for British and European cars, trucks and tractors (age ranging from 10-70 years)

Cottage Classics Ltd
01728 724315
Imp based vehicle spare parts bulletin in addition to our usual listings
We take credit cards, cheques, cash and swaps!


V.W. Derrington Ltd.
They shut down business in the early '80s.

Still in business ?
Skip Brown Engineering used to be 027074 - 218

Tony Hatcher. Imp specialist. Tel. Bournemouth 01202 - 87 49 57
Engine expert: modified cylinder heads 875 998 1040 units, any spec. Fibreglass panels. Bib spoilers. Front radiator kits.
359 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9AE

A.V. Hatcher used to do "Hatcher & Clement, Motor Engineers" at Winton, Bournemouth. He has spent seven years with Team Hartwell in the tuning department before he set up his own business.

Suisse Auto: Imp tuning and restoration specialists
Race car preparation - Engine builds - Machining facilities - Many spcialist components
Cranks - Blocks - Manifolds - Springs - Glass fiber panels
Minilite replica wheels - Yokohame tyres - Spax adjustable shocks - Front mounted radiators - Weber or Dellorto carbs - throttle linkages & cables - disc brake conversions
Camshafts available in all popular profiles
John Lockwood, Rugby: 01788 - 83 22 89
BRSCC 1989 Historic Saloon Car champions with 6 lap records; champion of 1990 and 1991, too.
Mr. Lockwood used to be The Imp Club's Competition Secretary and he also used to store and despatch of the club's spares.

Demon Tweeks, specialised in performance and tuning equipment both for motorsport (professional or [serious] amateur) and road. They do world wide mail order.

Ian Sykes
Davrian racers
Salisbury. 01725 - 512 987
Hillrally (same Sykes ?)

Mike Hanna, ace Imp welder, (amongst other things...) Imp specialist. Very meticulous. Many Imp Club members have used him, and they rate him highly. He's not the cheapest, but the best never is.
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, +44 (0)1242 680011
(the 221709 no. is old)


Piston suppliers
FW Thorntons of Shrewsbury will send pistons anywhere in the world.


Radford Panels [Hillman Imp repair panels], [January 1996]
They can make panels they don't have in stock. This usually takes about 6 weeks, but is sometimes done within a fortnight. Good quality.
R J Grimes (just south of London) stock panels, too.
And Alan Millington at Impetus has panels, just like Vince Frost at Merlin Motors.
All of the above come recommended by one or more users of The Imp List: Imps @

Smith and Deakin
tel.: 01905 - 458886
fax: 01905 - 458889.
75 Blackpole trading estate West, Worcester, WR3 8TJ

IMPtechnic Ltd - Jeff Day
Rear 6a Lowther Street
Coventry, CV2 4GJ
+44 (0) 2476 - 256997
+44 (0) 7976413608

Mayson and Solomon
Carburettors; Air filters;
Stromberg repair kits; all the different needle/ spring sizes
Good service, very helpful, recommended by Graham Miller and Simon Trickett.
They advertise in Practical classics

Need for Speed
Parts for Hillman Imps: AVO shocks; Leda Suspension; K&N filters; Piper Camshafts; Ignition


Exhaust (comment from e-mail messages)

Vinyl (Stiletto roofs)
Bernard Hirschman, at Unit 1, Fishergate York YO1 4AR. Tel: 01904 672055 Fax: 613696. First class. Does headlinings as well.
Aldridge Trim, an excellent trimmer's in Wolverhampton. They advertise their work on Jaguars, but will do Imps, too.
Motor Upholstery Supplies 14 Anne Rd, Wellingborough, Northhants. advertise in most mags, claiming to do vinyl roofs for almost any car. Some Imper was less than pleased with their work. They sent out a piece of vinyl which was the wrong pattern and nowhere near big enough for a Stiletto, and it had none of the stitch joints in place to give the shape. The second attempt was no better. They do not seem to know what a Stiletto is.

175/70 12in tyres can be gotten in a number of makes at 'Atlas Tyres', located in Cathays which is in Cardiff.

L.E. Went in Raynes Park, very helpful chaps, they also have a Rootes colour swatch book


Mr. Shannon, one of the top engine builders in the sixties and seventies, in Scotland.


South Africa

Roy McBride
CKD Boats
Cape Town

Request: If you live in South Africa and if you are involved in Imps or derivatives, would you please make contact?
Roy McBride - The Imp Club overseas contact for South Africa
9 Westfort Road
Hout Bay 7800
tel. (00 27) 21 790 3859

Euro - Continent


T.P. Bouters, Tienhoven 33, 4697 GN St. Annaland (Tholen). Tel. 01665 - 2279. Hillman and Sunbeam parts.

Arnoud Malherbe - Hoefbladhof 27 - 3991 GE Houten. Postorders Website met onderdelen:
Geen parts list, maar wel 14.000 verschillende Rootes parts op voorraad.
Op zaterdag is men, na een telefoontje, welkom tussen 11.00 en 17.00 voor chat, tips and coffee.

Oldtimer bv, postbus 95, 5590 AB Heese. Tel.: 04907-63303 (familie Hekkers)

Autobedrijf Teeuwen (Vakgarage)
Van Heemstraweg 2
5305 TA Zuilichem
tel. 0418 - 67 1440
onderhoud en reparatie van uw Imp; APK; elektronica diagnose; transport van uw Imp.
Autobedrijf Teeuwen (Vakgarage); 82-94-NS


RIIS Glass, a company in Norway can deliver windscreens for Stilettos, either clear ones or green with blue on top.
Halvard Kristiansen



They're well known in the Rootes community here for their Hunter manifolds. They produced an inlet manifold for twin 40DCOE or Dellortos.

Paul Corey, Imp parts supplier in Sydney
+61 - (0)2 9871 7647

New Zealand


ImpWerks Ltd.

Hillman / Sunbeam Imp parts

We are Australasia's largest supplier of new, used or refurbished Hillman / Sunbeam Imp parts
We also build competition Imp engines for Pre-'65 or classic racing.
  We can supply just about any part you require for repairs or restaurations
Complete cars for sale
Inventory growing continuously; always buying new/ old stock
22c Maunsell Street
  moved !
+64   03 - 381-5124
+64   03 - 381-5104
(0274) 447-078
Woolston, Christchurch, NZ
old address: Addington, Christchurch
and before that: Washbournes Road, Sockburn

Brian Bradshaw Race Preparation. (Christchurch)
New Zealand Imp specialist Brian Bradshaw offers new, used and reconditioned Imp parts and builds Imp race engines. Darcy Maddock: "He built a comp. dizzie for my 930cc, special head and R20 cam. I have nothing but good to say about his work. All you need to do is give him your exact specs. and he will do the rest. Ask him for a price list as well. Good stuff like Kevlar bonnets and boots and lots of others right up to full comp. parts."
The Imp Werks site
They take visa or mastercard and appear willing to do global postorder. At the moment the English pound is quite strong...


The Imp Site
Imp Anatomy
Russ Maddock's file on suppliers
FW Thorntons of Shrewsbury England