Imperial was a Belgian sidecar brand (not to be confused with the French Imperial, which also produced sidecars) founded in the 1930s by Alphonse Vervroegen which, according to the story, named it after a brand of beer of that time. Alphonse was not only a passionate mechanic, but also an avid sidecar racer. In 1952 Alphonse suffered a serious racing accident and was forced to step back. However his son Pierrot, with whom he also participated in sidecar racing, took over the business and continued until somewhere in 1964 or 1965. Just like his father Pierrot became a successful racer winning several titles both in sidecar and regular motorcycle races.
This very rare and unique Imperial sidecar from '43 has been beautifully restored and looks absolutely superb.