Is this Scotland's Mini?
The Hillman Imp is perhaps one of the most unlikely icons to emerge out of the motoring industry during the 60s and 70s. Its rocky road to production and during assembly never really hampered its relatively impressive sales figures.
The Imp was designed to rival the hugely popular Austin Mini and in 1963 manufacturing began. Rootes Group chose Linwood in Scotland to build their little economy vehicle and it’s perhaps this geographical position that has helped the Imp overcome its problems and become a “working class hero” in its own right. A classic.