Moving on from Imps and G15s, what about the Clan Crusader?
Doh! I was thinking of the Clan Crusader when I praised the G15.
I did indeed have a Clan , and it was brilliant. With 998cc Rallye Imp engine 0-60 was probably in the nines , 40 mpg , and super grip and handling. As long as you never, ever even thought about lifting off the throttle while cornering hard , It is rarely a smart move , but early 911 like, in Clan you get a giant tank slapper mosngter oversteer .
The car was designed by Paul Hassauer , an ex Lotus guy , and was originally the concept for a Seven successor . And the engine, was very sophisticated for mid 60s - alloy ohc and based on a Coventry Climax engine.
The window in Longwall Street, Oxford has just been reopened.