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Poll What style of Empi Imp do you have? (Closed)
I have an Early (68-69) style. 9 56%
I have a Late (70) style. 7 44%
By John S 2 Date 2006-02-02 04:17
Use this thread to talk about the specific model of dune buggy called the Empi Imp
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By John S 2 Date 2006-02-02 04:19
I have a 1970 NOS Empi Imp #2084 unbuilt.
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By Bill K 96 Date 2006-04-15 03:37
I just picked up an early Imp. Pan is a '59 with a homemade Corvair conversion. Engine is '63 102 H.P. with 4-speed and 3:55 Differential. There is a heater vent where the I.D. plate would go. It was originally white. Car is from Arizona originally.
By Paul Moran (DBA Architect) Date 2006-04-16 13:16
Hi Bill - sounds like a nice find!  Would you mind adding it to the Imp registry?  That must really move.  Paul...
Chicago, IL
EMPI Imp 1002 ('69)/Subaru EJ20 Turbo/LinkPlus ECU
By Bill K 96 Date 2006-04-17 02:03
It hasn't run in awhile, P.O. said it would run but leaks like a sieve. I promised the wife I wouldn't work on it until the honey-do's are done. I'll get it registered. Bill...
By Steven V #130 Date 2006-08-09 19:21
Hi,

I have a 1970 Imp Grand Sport, I bought it assembled but the guy I bought it from fount it NOS on the internet.Everything on the buggy is new (it had 68miles on it when i got it), it features all of the goodies.(empi 5lug sprint stars, empi tach, side pods , engine cover is not on the car but I have it, empi steering wheel! I just had it registered and am now enjoying it to the fullest.Pics can be seen at http://www.vwman.net
By Paul Moran (DBA Architect) Date 2006-10-06 04:24
I've been working with a friend to produce badges for the front and rear of the Imp.  We are getting pretty near to completion and should have badges available shortly.  I was wondering if anyone on the DBA would be interested in a badge or two.

Paul...
Chicago, IL
EMPI Imp 1002 ('69)/Subaru EJ20 Turbo/LinkPlus ECU
By bradley r 135 Date 2006-10-06 16:08
Paul,

I would be interested in a pair of the badges. Have you decided on a price yet?

Thanks,
Brad
By John J #74 Date 2006-11-23 00:45
I wold be interested in at least 1. Let us know.

John
By Bob O 318 Date 2006-11-23 10:25
I have the two original badges that came with the kit.  After I restored the the Imp, I didn't want to replace the badges for fear they'd be ripped off at a show.  Count me in for a couple at least.  Bob O.
By John S 2 Date 2006-11-23 16:32 Edited 2006-11-23 16:36
I still need them for the Imp I still have stashed at Berrien Buggy!
I have got to get up there and get that thing back home!

Count me in for a set.


John
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By John C 371 Date 2007-01-14 15:25
I would be interested in your badge. Do you have photos and pricing?
By JAY A 465 Date 2007-04-09 03:21
I'm interested too. I need the front and rear badges. How much are those?
By Manx1173 Date 2007-04-18 17:59
I'm looking for a 68 or 69 Empi Imp (Midwest prefered).  I would also like to find one with a serial plate and title (if possible).  Thanks
By Paul Moran (DBA Architect) Date 2007-04-19 13:09
Hi Craig - I'll keep my eyes open for you.  I see them for sale in the Silver Lake area occasionally (there was a '70 at the road last year, pretty cut up but dune ready).

What type of price range are you looking for and what condition?

I tried to sell my '68 (#519) a couple years ago, but my wife said no... 

Also take a look through our Imp Registry looking for "sale".  There are a number marked for sale.  That would be a great place to start your search.  If you find some that have sold, please let me know and I'll update the registry.

Paul...
Chicago, IL
EMPI Imp 1002 ('69)/Subaru EJ20 Turbo/LinkPlus ECU
By Manx1173 Date 2007-04-19 13:32
Thanks Paul!  I currently have a Spatz project that is near completion but have always wanted an Imp.  The Spatz was my first project and now I am hooked.  I am looking for a project, but would like one that the body isn't trashed and with a serial plate (and title if possible).  My price range is pretty open, however I would prefer to keep it under $2,000 (it really all depends on the project).  I have looked through the registry and tried to call the gentleman in Jefferson City, MS (although with a 573 area code I think it is supposed to be Jefferson City, MO) but the number is disconnected.  I passed up an Imp in Joplin, MO (#476) last year because I thought it was a little high in price and have been kicking myself ever since (he didn't end up selling it and when I called him again a few months later he decided to keep it).  Anyway, I will appreciate any help I can get.

Thanks,
Craig
By Paul Moran (DBA Architect) Date 2007-04-25 23:04
Your welcome - I'll keep my eyes open for a local Imp with a serial number for you.  As you can see from my post about the Manx discovered in an aunt's garage under the general board, people will email us with a "find". This seems to happen on a weekly basis these days.  Unfortunately, no Imps lately.

Did you register your Spatz on this site

Paul...
Chicago, IL
EMPI Imp 1002 ('69)/Subaru EJ20 Turbo/LinkPlus ECU
By Kustoms Date 2007-06-01 13:51
My Imp.
By GreenMeanie Date 2008-07-08 16:41
I dont have one but really really want one LOL.
I could trade a minivolks body for one if someone hates their imp looks LOL.
By GreenMeanie Date 2008-08-26 21:02
68-69 unbadged IMP here top only so far.
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