Sunday, 8 March 2015

The Hillman Imp Californian visits the Bay Harbour Market

Hout Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.

With the closure of so many roads due to the massive fires in the Western Cape,plus todays Argus Cycle Tour on today I took the Californian out for its longest drive since I bought it back again some seven months ago.

The roof will be sprayed when the paint is mixed for me, click on the image to enlarge it.

The car has been very much rebuilt new brakes all round, the engine was stripped and checked, the steel rims were upgraded to 13" and with Firestone tires on now.

Very much a rolling restoration but it carries a licence disc and its quite legal, as the lights all work as does the hooter and even the cabins cooling fan, mind you with no window glass fitted right now there is plenty of air circulation !

The car is dated February 3rd 1967 and was one of the rare export cars, this one went to Mozambique.


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