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  Singer Chamois Coupe & Hillman Imp Californian  

In an attempt to interest a wider public when sales figures for the Hillman Imp fell well short of the intended 100,000 cars per annum, several badge-engineered derivatives were offered with varying degrees of success.

Their coupe bodyshell is similar to the standard body but features a more shallow-raked windscreen and rear window which, unlike that on the standard bodied cars, can not be opened. The attempt at a more sporty design did not translate into better acceleration or top speed figures and the aerodynamics of the standard saloon are actually slightly better. The new body style made its first appearance at the Paris Motor Show in October 1967, with the introduction of the sporting Sunbeam Stiletto. The coupe body had also appeared, with less powerful engines, in the Hillman Imp Californian announced in January 1967 and the more luxurious Singer Chamois coupe.

 

Not Issued Vanguards VA40001; Singer Chamois; Metallic Turquoise Blue Vanguards VA40002; Singer Chamois; Hillman Imp Californian, 1986 Coronation Rally Vanguards VA40003; Singer Chamois; Coupe; Polar White Vanguards HI1003; Rootes Group 3 Pce Set; Hillman Minx, Hillman Imp & Singer Chamois
Vanguards VA40000; Singer Chamois Vanguards VA40001; Singer Chamois; Metallic Turquoise Blue Vanguards VA40002; Hillman Imp Californian, 1986 Coronation Rally Vanguards VA40003; Singer Chamois Coupe; Polar White Vanguards HI1003; Rootes Group 3 Pce Set
(VA04004)
Vanguards VA04005; Singer Chamois; Coupe, Black, 40th Anniversary Vanguards VA04006; Singer Chamois Coupe; Silver Metallic; Excellent Boxed Vanguards VA04007; Hillman Imp Californian, Gold Bronze    
Vanguards VA04005; Singer Chamois Coupe, Black, 40th Anniversary Vanguards VA04006; Singer Chamois Coupe; Silver Metallic Vanguards VA04007; Hillman Imp Californian, Gold Bronze    

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