For those who are not familiar with this model, the Bantam Singer Nine is a car which was produced by Singer from 1936 to 1939. It was the first model from Singer to have a pressed steel body. It was offered as a new economy model at the 1935 Motor Show in London, replacing the earlier Singer Nine series.
Singer specialised in making small sports cars during the 1930s and had considerable success in rallies, hillclimbs and races.
This model was built on the underslung chassis that had proved so successful for the Singer Le Mans range and was powered by the same 972cc single overhead cam engine, with a slightly lower compression ratio and a single Zenith side draught carburettor. The engine generated approximately 25 BHP which was transmitted through a 3-speed gearbox with synchromesh on 3rd gear. A pressed steel saloon body with either 2 doors or optionally 4 doors, was bolted to the chassis and the interior was furnished with two folding seats at the front and a rear bench seat.
This car was a design based on the successful Ford “Y” type and looks very similar to the contemporary Morris 8. This early model of the Singer Bantam displayed a mascot in the form of a chromed flying Bantam Cockerel on top of the radiator. This was discontinued in 1937 when sharp mascots were outlawed for the protection of pedestrians.
ABOUT THIS CAR
Chassis #: LC9738
Engine #: 8172
This car was subjected to a $21K + restoration. It is immaculate and extremely rare especially in New Zealand.
Full restoration history available and comes with car.All timber replaced. All rust removed. Engine reconditioned. New Exhaust. Full Brake reconditioning. Chrome rechromed. New Wiring loom. All instruments restored. Sliding Roof restored.
Original Registration Document available
Immaculate upholstery – everything was stripped of and recovered.
Immaculate Rust free body
The engine starts readily and shows good oil pressure. Drives beautifully.
All of the instruments are working and direction indicators have been fitted, along with working traficators.
Featuring a 972cc overhead camshaft engine, hydraulic brakes and synchromesh on second and third gears. the Singer was the most advanced car in its market segment and is a delight to drive. It is also now very rare with approximately one hundred and fifty survivors worldwide.
This is the Deluxe model featuring a sliding roof and a luggage grid and both items are still on this car, as is the desirable Bantam radiator mascot.
This delightful Singer would make an ideal introduction to pre war motoring. It can be enjoyed as it is – nothing to do to it.
TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
Nice Singer Junior Saloon restoration project.
Good base to start restoration ore transformation to pre war racer.
The body is completele in alluminium and complete.
The car is a rolling project.
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