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Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Hillman Imp, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Hillman Imp. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Hillman Imp can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.


The Hillman Imp is a small economy car made by the Rootes Group and its successor Chrysler Europe from 1963 until 1976. It was the first mass-produced car with the engine block and cylinder head cast in aluminium.
Being a direct competitor to the BMC's Mini, it used a space-saving rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout to allow as much luggage and passenger capacity as possible in both the rear and the front of the car. It used a unique opening rear hatch to allow luggage to be put into the back seat rest. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Hilman repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our repair manual for the Hillman Imp is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.