The Hillman Imp harks back to 1963 when, as a small economy car, it was made by the Rootes Group and from 1967 by its successor Chrysler Europe. Designed by F1 driver Michael Parkes and Tim Fry, the Imp was developed as a direct competitor to the BMC Mini. It featured a rear 875cc engine with aluminium engine block and cylinder head, rear-wheel drive and had a unique opening rear hatch to allow luggage storage on the back seat rest. The back seat was also unusual for its time as it folded down. Other technical attributes included a 4-speed manual all-synchromesh gear box, an automatic choke and gauges for temperature, voltage and oil pressure. For its time, it was considered very advanced with all its unique features. It was also popular as a rally car raced by both men and women drivers with some great successes. The Hillman Imp ceased production in 1976 and over its 13 years of manufacture clocked up over 440,000 sales.
Our first model off the Hillman Imp tool is registered NWR 677A from 1963, its launch year. Decorated in a muted green with pale green interior, all the exterior trim is finished in silver, including the wheel hubs which are also given a flash of white. The IMP badge is printed red and silver above the radiator grille and the Hillman name also appears in silver across the front of the bonnet.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
If you choose to join the club you will receive any multi-purchase discounts at the time of ordering, by selecting the membership level you want and adding it to your order.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850