1935 Singer Nine ‘Le Mans’ Sports Two Seater  Chassis no. 62829

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1935 Singer Nine ‘Le Mans’ Sports Two Seater
Chassis no. 62829

Sold for £ 10,580 (US$ 12,833) inc. premium
1935 Singer Nine ‘Le Mans’ Sports Two Seater
Chassis no. 62829
Following the success of the 8hp Junior, Singer launched the new Nine in 1932, powered by a 972cc, four-cylinder engine with overhead valves and overhead camshaft. The Nine Sports featured the luxury of hydraulic brakes and was a serious challenger to MG in production car trials. The production Singer Nine Le Mans for the 1934 season differed from the Nine Sports being equipped with magneto ignition, a 13 1/2 gallon, rear-mounted fuel tank, a large 1 1/2 gallon oil sump and twin SU carburettors. A Special Speed model was introduced for 1935 with modified camshaft, crash gearbox, fly-off handbrake, hand throttle and ignition control levers beneath the steering column.
Writing of the 9hp Singer in January 1935 The Autocar reported:-
“These sports Singers, as one knows from driving them in the past, depend for their performance upon high engine speeds. ……. it is certainly possible to say that the engines are designed to withstand such conditions. On the gears a good performance is given by frequently taking the engine round to readings of 5,000 or even 5,500 rpm.”

Singer’s had established their credentials in the prestigious 24 Hour race at Le Mans with the 9hp car in 1934 when Black/Baker finished 15th overall and the first 1 litre car home, having completed no less than 2,208 kilometres in the day-long grind while Wisdom and Barnes and Gardner and Beloe were not far behind in 18th and 23rd positions overall respectively

This car is well presented in British Racing Green livery and appears to be to original specification in all major respects, equipped with fold-flat windscreen, cutaway doors, swept wings, centre-mounted driving lamp, twin external horns, headlamp stone guards, rear-mounted slab tank and knock-on wire wheels, epitomising in every respect the classic pre-war small sports car. The car is generally well presented and is of course eligible for so many historic competition events.
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