The Rootes group launched its answer to the BMC Mini in 1963, the rear engined Hillman Imp. The Imp was quickly "badge engineered" into Singer and Sunbeam derivatives including some pretty "fastback" models. The Singer "Imp" was known as the Chamois and was intended to be seen as the luxury model in the range.
The Chamois was also available with an attractive fastback body, similar to that of the Hillman Imp Californian. Inside the Chamois Coupe benefited from the luxury appointments and extra equipment shared with the Chamois saloon model.