The Singer you see above, won the 1st prize of best design during the Sipak rally in 2003 or 4. It is exceptionally pretty even from behind!
Singer Roadster 9
|Date of manufacture:||1947|
|Production Years:||1939 – 1955|
|Country of origin:||England|
|Power Output:||36 hp = 27 kW|
|Top Speed:||65 mph = 105 km/h|
The Singer Roadster was launched by the Singer Motor Company in 1939 as an open version of the Bantam saloon. Production was suspended for the duration of World War II following which production of the car was re-started in virtually unchanged form. It was upgraded to the 4A model in 1949 with a four speed manual gearbox. The short lived 4AB and 4AC models came in 1950 followed finally by the 4AD or SM roadster in 1951. The last cars were made in 1955.
The original Roadster was an occasional four seat, two door tourer and had theoverhead camshaft, 1074 cc I4 engine used in the Bantam range but tuned slightly to give 36 bhp (27 kW) by fitting a better manifold and downdraught SU carburettor. Performance was handicapped by the use of a three speed gearbox and top speed was in the order of 65 mph (105 km/h).
The body was built in the traditional method of aluminium panels fixed to a wooden framework. The suspension used leaf springs and was non independent with rigid axles front and rear. The brakes were mechanically operated.
Post World War II cars had the chassis stiffened and the engine mounted further forwards.
Nearly all production post war was exported.