Sunday, 12 June 2016

Inside the Rootes Car Company, Linwood, Scotland, factory

There are very few really good pictures of the inside of the Linwood factory that I have seen, excepting those in books about the Hillman Imp like Apex by Robert Allan.



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This picture was posted as a header on a social media site connected to The Imp Club.

http://www.theimpclub.co.uk/

With members World wide The Imp Club is well worth knowing about.


Why not go on line now and become a member!

The Hillman Imp is a compact, rear-engined saloon car that was m...anufactured under the Hillman marque by the Rootes Group (later Chrysler Europe) from 1963 to 1976

Imp variants:

The Hillman Husky estate car was based on the Imp

Hillman Imp
Hillman Imp Mark I
Hillman Imp de Luxe Mark I & Mark II
Hillman Super Imp
Hillman GT [10] (developed by Chrysler Australia from the Singer Chamois Sport and released in April 1967, it was never badged nor officially referred to as the Hillman Imp GT)[11]
Hillman Imp Californian (coupé / fastback saloon version)
Hillman Husky (estate version of the Imp from 1967)
Commer Imp Van (from November 1965)
Hillman Imp Van
Singer Chamois Mark I, Mark II, Sport, & Coupé (upmarket, luxury versions of the Imp)
Sunbeam Imp Sport
Sunbeam Sport
Sunbeam Chamois & Chamois Coupé (luxury version of the Imp)
Sunbeam Stiletto
Sunbeam Californian
Sunbeam Imp Basic (North America)
Sunbeam Imp De Luxe Mark I & Mark II (North America)


My own red Hillman Imp Californian came down that same production line on the 3rd of February 1967. The car was painted in the Rootes paint code 108, which was white,with a pale blue interior. It was a fully built up car that was an export order to Mozambique.



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