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82-mile Imp Californian
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:49 pm    Post subject: 82-mile Imp Californian Reply with quote

Hi all

Un-registered, and with just 82 miles on the clock.

The holy grail for Imp fans? But what would you do with it? Drive it, or cosset it in your living room? It should really be in a museum IMO.

https://ebay.to/2tOAoPG



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I like Imps (still have one), I would not like to own such a new example. Too scary to use. As you say, it should be in a museum.
There were lengthy discussions about this car on the Imp Club site forum. It has been available before (a couple of years ago).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All you can do really is put it in a museum and others can reference it for restorations.

A few years ago there was a Stag that had only covered a few hundered miles , someone paid circa 30K for it, not sure whether its museum piece or on the road.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Museum piece in my opinion, its so rare to find an example of any model like this. Its like the opposite of patina and it cant be replicated.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's surprising how many of these 'unregistered' cars are around (I say that advisedly as there is some evidence to suggest that this Imp has in fact been previously registered); here's an MGB GT, unregistered, with 40 miles on the clock:

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1189961
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