The Specialist Panel

In addition to our own spares business, the Imp Club Ltd. aims to offer a wide range of advice on spares and services to owners of Hillman Imps and derivatives. In order to do this we have created a Specialist Panel of professionals who have long experience of working with Imps or supplying parts for them.

Information on what is available from the Panel will be reviewed from time to time, as will the accumulated information on alternative parts from other cars and parts re-manufactured or requirements for sourcing. If you know of anyone offering particular services, or yourself wish to feature in this list, please contact the Spares Coordinator.

The following information is given for each panel member.


Name: Name
Contact: Postal address (snail Mail)
Telephone: Other contact (Tel, Fax, e-Mail, Mobile, Web, ESP, Pidgeon, etc.)
Description: General area of specialisation, e.g. body panels, engines, gearboxes, stuff, competition work, etc.
Hours: Hours during which willing to receive calls. Visit by appointment only (obviously!)

Alpine West Midlands

Name: Alpine West Midlands Ltd.
Contact: Sue, Redditch, Worcs.
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1527 401498; Mobile: +44 (0)7767 604091; Fax: +44 (0)1527 543494; e-Mail:; Web:
Description: We offer over 500 separate spares for the Sunbeam Alpine and Tiger sports cars, in which we specialise, together with a unique range of repair panels for Rapier, Minx, Gazelle, Superminx, Vogue, Sceptre and Fastback models. Our range of spares now covers most of the classic Rootes marque, now including Imp and Avenger (please call us), and an On line shopping facility for the purchase of our more popular items, especially from our comprehensive range of Sunbeam Alpine and Tiger parts and spares, is available now and is being expanded. Our on line shopping facility uses SSL technology - a standard means of sending encrypted data across the Internet. We can offer a Lead Free Conversion service. A wide selection of Second Hand Spares is also available.
Hours: normal working

Graham Anderson

Name: Graham's Imp Parts
Contact: Graham Anderson, Carrington Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP12 3HS
Telephone: Mobile: 07876 022630; e-Mail
Description: Used and re-conditioned spares for Hillman Imps
Hours: Please contact during normal hours. Visitors only by appointment please.

Malcolm Anderson

Name: Malcolm Anderson Imp Parts
Contact: Malcolm Anderson Workshops, Bay House, Main Road, Norton Fitzwarren, nr. Taunton, Somerset TA2 6QS
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1823 350360; Fax: +44 (0)1823 350370; e-Mail:; Web:
Description: Largest stockist of Imp related spares. Many re-manufactured parts. Any Imp work undertaken. Transaxle specialist. Breaking many Imps, large new and used parts in stock, all Imp servicing and MOT preparation. Rally car preparation. Vast knowledge of technical information! Has taken on Imp stock and business from Brian Wright (Peugeot Talbot International) and Dave van der Vlist (Dutche Components).
Hours: Phone up to 9am-5:30pm monday to friday only please, Fax or e-Mail 24 hrs


Name: Auto-Trim Systems
Contact: Ask for James Williams (Imp Club member). Forward Park, Sheene Road Gorse Hill Industrial Estate, Beaumont Leys, Leicester LE4 1BF
Telephone: Tel: 0116 216 9920; e-Mail:; Web:
Description: This family owned business established 1968 has been trading for nearly half a century specialising not only in car trimming and renovation of car interiors but also in marine, bus and coach, light aircraft, motor sport and many other miscellaneous fields. We service the trade as well as the private sector, and we have an excellent reputation amongst all. Our aim is to keep giving a very high quality of service with that professional approach our customers have come to expect. We are ever expanding and have in recent years been appointed main distributorship for Recaro and their UK repair centre, we also distribute many other industrial seats. This not only makes us a trim centre but also a major automotive seat supplier to the UK and abroad, the supply of seats is handled through our seating division ``Capital Seating'' which was formed in 2001 to handle the ever increasing demand on our resources. All our hard work was rewarded in 2006 by being the winners of the Coutts Banking ``Best Family Business'' northern region.
Hours: Normal work hours


Name: Bodgy
Contact: Frank Schoenberger, 9 Franti Street, Sippy Downs, Queensland, Australia 4556
Telephone: e-Mail: or; Web:
Description: Bespoke components for Imps and other Rootes vehicles, including rubber seals (1/4 vent, 7'' headlamp, steering rack, gear stick), Weber manifolds, etc.
Hours: Contact via e-Mail above

Clan Club

Name: Clan Crusader Owners' Club
Contact: James Spencer, 32 Beaulieu Close, Banbury, Oxon OX16 4FQ
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1295 255539
Description: Large range of spares at competitive prices for both Imp, Clan Crusader and Irish Clans
Hours: week nights and weekends before 9pm


Name: CKD Boats
Contact: Roy McBride, 9 Westfort Road, North Shore, Hout Bay, Cape Town 7800, South Africa
Telephone: Tel: 021 7903859
Description: Range of services including manufacture of parts and full vehicle restoration.

Did you think it was a boat, Roy? 1996

Competition Classics

Name: Competition Classics
Contact: Ian and Mark Toon, 3 The Nook, Easton on the Hill, Stamford, Lincs. PE9 3ND
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1780 756450; no e-mail, no Web
Description: Many Imp and other spares available at competitive prices. Cars also, especially competition cars. Ask Ian for your requirements.

Corley Conversions

Name: Corley Conversions
Contact: Ben Boult, Spring Cottage, Gaydon Road, Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire CV47 2QX
Telephone: Tel-Fax: +44 (0)1926 612432; Mobile: 07885 249847; e-Mail:; Web:
Description: Working with Imps since 1962. Ben has taken over all Imp related work and stock from Chesman Engineering. Many competition parts have been re-manufactured. Imp preparation and tuning undertaken. Specialist in Imp engines for road or rally, road and race engine build and rebuilds, race car preparation, suspension geometry set up, new parts made to individual specification. Tran-X limited slip diffs available. GRP panels available. Close ratio gears available to your requirement.

Coverdale Carpets

Name: Coverdale Carpets
Contact: Coverdale House, 6 Wetheral Close, Hindley Industrial Estate, Hindley Green, Wigan WN2 4HS
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1942 255535; e-Mail:; Web:
Description: High quality carpet sets in a variety of material and colour. Imp sets in stock. Send sample or call for prices.
Hours: normal working

Darrian Cars

Name: Darrian Cars
Contact: Tim Duffee, Nantglas, Llangybi, Lampeter, Dyfed, SA48 8NW, Wales
Telephone: Tel-Fax: +44 (0)1570 493247; e-Mail:; Web: htt://
Description: Building Darrian T9 and T90, supply all Davrian spares and various Imp special saloon and Jarvis Stiletto body panels, shells etc. Davrian fabricated arms also suit Imps, 10.25" disc brake conversions, dual circuit brake pedal boxes, competition advice.
Hours: any time but after 6pm is recommended

East Kent

Name: East Kent Trim Supplies
Contact: Richard or Lee. Jubilee Road, Worth, Deal, Kent CT14 0DT
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1304 611681 Fax: +44 (0)1304 619936 Web:
Description: Large selection of rubber and cloth trimmings, some Imp parts listed. Full catalogue available (send 4x 1st class stamps). Contact for information and prices.
Hours: normal working hours

Ex-Pressed Steel Panels Ltd.

Name: Ex-Pressed Steel Panels
Contact: Michael McColgan, Ickornshaw Mill, Cowling, W.Yorks BD22 0DB
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1535 632721; Fax: +44 (0)1535 636977; Web:; e-Mail:; Facebook
Description: Specialist in re-production body panels for old cars, many in Rootes range. A comprehensive Imp list is available. Special prices for Imp Club members.
Hours: working hours

P.D. Gough

Name: P.D. Gough
Contact: Richard or Bob, The Old Foundry, Common Lane, Watnall, Nottingham NG16 1HD
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)115 9382241; Fax: +44 (0)115 9459162; Web; e-Mail:
Description: Specialist in stainless exhaust systems for all cars, type 304 18g and 16g austenitic steel. Full Imp standard and competition range available, life long guarantee.
Hours: normal working hours, closed friday afternoon and weekends

Higham Auto Services

Name: Higham Auto Services
Contact: Richard and Ben le Marquand, Northampton Road Service Station, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6YA
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1933 412230
Description: Vehicle servicing, repairs and MoT preparation, new and used spares available.
Hours: any time work hours

Imp Club Ltd.

Name: Imp Club Ltd.
Contact: Bob Allan, Shadewood Farm, 283 Chester Road, Grappenhall, Warrington WA4 2QE, UK
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1925 267084; Fax: +44 (0)1925 603634; e-Mail:; Web:
Description: Working with Imps since 1977. Everything for your Imp! Re-conditioned brake and clutch components, water pumps etc. Re-manufactured items such as repair panels, rubber seals track rods and king pins available in addition to a large range of original parts when available. General Imp related technical advice and information. Many new components available including assorted body panels, trim and sundries. Second hand and new technical books and workshop manuals in stock. Ask for your requirements. Best prices available!
Hours: 6.00pm to 8.00pm weekdays and anytime (be reasonable!) weekends - 9.00am to 6.00pm are the best times to try at weekends


Name: KIP Motor Company
Contact: Kip Motor Company, 2127 Crown Road, Dallas, TX 75229, USA
Telephone: Toll Free Order Line (US and Canada) (888) 243-0440; Information and International +1 (972) 243 0440; Web:; Email:
Description: Kip Motor Company specializes in Metropolitan, London Taxi and other uncommon British 'Orphans' originally imported to USA but no longer serviced by the original factory or other major supplier. You can rest assured if you need parts, manuals, restoration, or repair for your uncommon British car, Kip Motor Company is the place to call.
Hours: Working hours

Maynard Motorsport

Name: Maynard Motorsport Ltd.
Contact: Mark Maynard, Unit 10, Merretts Mill, Woodchester, Stroud, Gloucester GL5 5EX
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1453 833185; Mobile: 07957 855330; e-Mail:; Web:; Facebook:
Description: Imp and Peugeot specialist. Blocks and liners machined 998cc, 1040cc, 1120cc, crankshafts re-ground, lead free conversions, new guides supplied and fitted, alloy pulley sets, Imp engine parts, all engine parts lightened and balanced, head re-surfacing including machining for Wills rings, gas flowing and porting. Also, rolling road, tuning and diagnostics, flow bench.
Hours: work hours 9am-6pm


Name: Nigel Lenton
Contact: 42 Fairfield Green, Churchinford, Taunton, Somerset
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0) 1823 601692; Mob: 07971 443161; e-Mail:
Description: Classic Imp Specialist - all your problems solved by Imp enthusiast mechanic and at sensible rates. Mechanical repairs, modification, transportation, tuning.
Hours: Work time


Name: Martrim Ltd.
Contact: Unit 10, Millbuck Way, Springvale Industrial Estate, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 3HT
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0) 127 0767 771; E-mail:; Web:; Fax: +44 (0) 127 0767 774
Description: Auto upholstery supplier. At Martrim, we have the specialist trimming expertise for the particular challenges involved with classic car restoration. Not only do we operate and maintain a full trimming workshop complete with all necessary facilities and tools for classic car restoration, but we also stock our very own full range of auto interior materials - making us the trimmer-of-choice for competitive pricing and quick project turnaround times.
Hours: Week days 08:00-19:00, saturdays 09:00-12:00

Merlin Motors

Name: Merlin Motors
Contact: Vince Frost, Chapel Street, Caerwys, near Mold, Flintshire CH7 5AE, Wales
Telephone: Tel-Fax: +44 (0)1352 720280; Home: +44 (0)1352 720617
Description: Mechanical repairs, servicing, MOT test, computer tuning, body repairs, paint spraying, petrol, tyres. Imp specialist, engine rebuilds including reboring and competition preparation, transaxle rebuilds, any form of Imp related work, many spares available both new and second hand, including some competition parts. General advice - not just Imps (but no tractors please!).
Hours: Work number 9.00am to 5.00pm weekdays, 9.00am to 12.00pm saturday


Pear Tree Engineering

Name: Pear Tree Engineering
Contact: Jack Knapkin, 1 Thirlmere Road, Golborne, Warrington WA3 3HH
Telephone: Tel: 01942 715528; e-Mail:; Web:
Description: On-site spark eroding, remove broken drills taps and studs. Ideal for removing broken head bolts from block.
Hours: Normal working week days.

Radford Panels

Name: Radford Panels
Contact: F.E. Mowat, F. Mann, G.F. Mowatt and L. Mowatt, 1 Blick Road, Heathcote Industrial Estate, Warwick CV34 6TA
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1926 313801; Web:; e-Mail:
Description: Specialist in re-production body panels for old cars, many in Rootes range. A comprehensive Imp list is available.

Reg Patten

Name: Patten Engines
Contact: R.S. Patten, 116 Courtney Crescent, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 4NB
Telephone: Tel-Fax: 020 8661 0183; e-Mail:; Web:
Description: Classic car and bike engines and transaxles, cylinder head and competition engine preparation a speciality, many new engine parts and general second hand spares available
Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm for enquiries regarding parts and service, 4.00pm to 6.00pm for general help and advice


Name: Revilo89
Contact: Adrian Oliver, Bristol
Telephone: Contact details: see Imp Club's Impressions magazine
Description: Hillman Imp Competition Specialist, over 21 years experience


Name: Rodwell Motor Sport
Contact: Stuart Brownsey, Weymouth, Dorset
Telephone: Tel-Fax: +44 (0)1305 775451; Mobile: 07712 002578; Web:; e-Mail
Description: Machining services to trade and public - 1 off to small batch production. Wet liner blocks, full race heads, block strengthening kits. modified and billet cam carriers, steel flywheels, bronze guides, conrod and flywheel lightening, dry sump kit, Colsidro valve guides and much more!
Hours: 9am-5pm week days

Scorpion Engineering

Name: Scorpion Engineering
Contact: Bob Allan, Shadewood Farm, 30 East View, (back of 283 Chester Road), Grappenhall, Warrington WA4 2QE
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1925 267084; e-Mail:
Description: Working with Imps since 1977. Restoration of Killeen designed cars especially Imp based Scorpion K19 and Mirage K18 and Fraser GT K9. If anyone has a K16 I want to know... General Imp work undertaken. Large range of re-conditioned spares available including engines, transaxles, suspension, brake and clutch components. Lots of second hand stuff too, let me know what you require. If it's broken, I can fix it, or may know someone who can! Parts modified. General Imp related technical advice and information on Imps and unusual Imp or Climax based cars and fire pumps
Hours: 6.00pm to 8.00pm tuesday, thursday and friday (I am at work); 9.00am to 6.00pm other days including weekends


Shrigley Engineering

Name: Shrigley Engineering
Contact: Andrew Shrigley Jones, 142 Moss Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 0AX
Telephone: Mobile: +44 (0)7738 473930; e-Mail:; Web:
Description: Specialist in historic race engines. Imp engine preparation and other precision engineering work undertaken. Machining work, manufacture of bespoke parts, engine builds, dry sump conversions, etc. - design, machine, build and test.
Hours: Normal working week days.


Name: Lesley Smith Imp Interiors
Contact: Lesley Smith, Newport, Wales
Telephone: Contact details: see Imp Club's Impressions magazine
Description: Head lining kits for Imp saloon and coupé. Vinyl cut ready to fit, also rear panel plus four side pieces on coupé. Samples available on request. Sun visors re-covered, rear wheel arch trim, door card covers, hand brake gaiters, etc.
Hours: normal hours, be reasonable

Speedy Spares

Name: Speedy Spares Services Ltd. (incorporating Grimes of Coulsden)
Contact: 19-25 Old Shoreham Road, Portslade-by-Sea, Sussex, BN41 1SP
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1273 417889; Fax: +44 (0)1273 412764; Web:; e-Mail:
Description: Standard parts and accessories for all makes of cars 1935-94. A list of Imp parts is available on the Web site or by sending an SAE. Please write or ring with requirements.
Hours: Monday-friday 9.00am to 5.30pm, saturday 9.00am to 3.30pm, closed wednesday

Standard Radiator Company

Name: Standard Radiator Company
Contact: Bob or Will Keeble, 24 Servers Street, Liverpool L6 5HJ
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)151 2630400; Mobile: 07739 010935; Web:; e-Mail:
Description: All types of body work repair from scratches to structural damage. Body and chassis jigs. Collection and delivery. Classic and concourse, including Imps.
Hours: Normal working week days.

C.A. Restoration and Fabrication

Name: C.A. Restoration and Fabrication
Contact: Colin Rooney, Brookside Farm, Petridge Wood Common, Salford, Surrey RH1 5JJ
Telephone: Mob: 07515533742; e-Mail; Facebook:
Description: Automotive, aircraft and boat in Reigate, Surrey. All aspects of classic car restoration, specialising in Imps
Hours: working hours


Name: Transimp
Contact: Dennis Allt, Unit 17 Boxted Farm, Berkhamsted Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP1 2SQ
Telephone: Tel-Fax: +44 (0)1442 217610; Mobile: 07766 868549; e-Mail:; Web:
Description: Transimp was formed in 1998 by Dennis Allt following the death of Ian Carter. Dennis spent 9 years with Ian and has now taken over work for many of Ian's clients. He has specialised in transaxles since 1966 (including close ratio and five speed conversions) and also reconditions and tunes engines from standard to full race. Rebuilds of Engines and Transaxles; Lead free conversions; Skim and groove head for wills rings; Wet liner conversions; Port and throats modified; Rods lightened and balanced; Rotating assemblies balanced.


Name: Colin Valentine
Contact: Colin Valentine, North Yorks
Telephone: Contact details: see Imp Club's Impressions magazine
Description: Colin designed and sells disk brake conversion kits based on the Ford Fiesta and Ford KA. These kits have been professionally tested and a report was published Impressions. Information available on request.
Hours: Any time, but be reasonable.


Name: Vanguards
Contact: Lledo Collectibles, PO Box 4000, Southampton, SO14 0ZR
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)23 8024 8880; Fax: +44 (0)23 8024 8700
Description: Large range of die cast 1:43 scale model cars including a big selection of Imp variants. Catalogue and order form available on request.

Dave Weedon

Name: Cotswold Restorations
Contact: Dave Weedon, Campden Bank, Stratford Road, Weston Subedge, Chipping Campden, Gloucester GL55 6QG
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0)1386 840220
Description: Anything to do with repair or manufacture of Clans (including all new body parts), transaxle re-builds with standard or competition parts, any specification Imp engine rebuild, large selection of new parts. General repairs to local cars. Exhaustive knowlege of all Clan cars and any technical advice on all Imps and Imp based vehicles.
Hours: 10.30am to 9.00pm monday to saturday

Rob Allan