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Saturday, 28 March 2015

New seat covers for the 1967 Hillman Californian

Things are moving fast on the interior side.

The seats are almost ready but the car is not quite ready for them yet.

We have kept to the same panel layout that was original, plus used vinyl rather than leather.

With new carpets and headliner installed the car will look as good as it ever did when it came from the factory in February 3rd 1967.



Friday, 27 March 2015

Scotty Dog and me

They were out for a walk while I was out for a drive.

I say they, as there are two Scotty dogs and of course Tojan the owner and it was he who took the picture.

If your looking closely I do have a face mask on as there is no wind screen in the car.


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Lifes a beach, Hout Bay and a 1967 Hillman Californian Imp

I have been asked will I sell this car?

Eight months into the restoration and with still some months to go this is doubtful but who knows?


Up high in Hout Bay with an Imp Californian

This spot has a fantastic view of Hout Bay.

What a nice car to be driving once more.

There is no interior but that is being made right now.


Driving the Imp Californian

It is so nice to have the car as a driver now.

The roof and bonnet still require a top coat but progress can be seen.


Hartwell small bore sport exhaust

That has now been fitted to the car.

This is the genuine item as I bought it from Hartwell in Bornemouth, England myself.

We may be offering copies later in the year.


An all red Imp Californian

The paint works are still not complete but we are closer

Lifes a Californian at the beach

I have been driving the 1967 Hillman Californian quite a lot this past few weeks.

We life close to the beach!

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