My best mate’s Mum had a brand new Imp, a Singer Chamois Sport no less. It ate numerous cylinder heads and gearboxes in the first year under warranty! (Not his driving, hers…) It was great while it worked.
One dark night in Teddington I unlocked four dark coloured Corsairs parked in a row before I found one without a smell of ciggy smoke, my bitsa.
The first two times someone tried to steal it they obviously could not manage the competition clutch; less than 1/4" between On and Off in more than 3" of pedal travel, and car moved only a couple of car lengths.
The third time it was stolen the tank was empty with a locked fuel cap and so they abandoned it quarter of a mile away after stealing the rather good Aiwa hifi.
The fourth time they cut through the KrookLock, but then the clutch obviously defeated them again (judging by the dents in the bumpers of the cars parked behind and in front).