1934 Singer 1 1/2 litre Six-Cylinder ‘Le Mans’ Two Seater  Chassis no. M32

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Lot 759
1934 Singer 1 1/2 litre Six-Cylinder ‘Le Mans’ Two Seater
Chassis no. M32

Sold for £ 23,575 (US$ 32,925) inc. premium
1934 Singer 1 1/2 litre Six-Cylinder ‘Le Mans’ Two Seater
Chassis no. M32
Following the enormous sales success of the 9hp Singer ‘Le Mans’, which had firmly established its credentials in the prestigious 24 hour race at Le Mans, Singer were to introduce their new 1,493cc, 12.95hp, six-cylinder model in May 1933. The new Sports model was powered by an overhead valve, overhead camshaft engine with 12 volt electrical equipment and twin Solex carburettors and had a four-speed gearbox with silent 2nd and 3rd, semi-elliptic suspension all round and centre-lock wire wheels. In August that year a free-wheel option was offered for an extra 10 guineas. The ‘Le Mans’ two seater had a significantly shorter wheelbase than the ordinary Sports model at 7 ft 8 1/2 ins, magneto ignition and a larger, 13 1/2 gallon rear fuel tank. The Special Speed ‘Le Mans’ introduced in August 1934 had an even larger fuel tank and all six-cylinder ‘Le Mans’ models had a top speed of approximately 80mph. The Special Speed model also featured triple carburettors and coachwork was very traditional sporting two-seater style with excellent weather equipment and small but practical luggage space. The 1934 Motor Show car carried a price tag of £375.
This car appears to be to original specification in all major respects with swept front wings, cut-away doors, louvred, leather-strapped bonnet, headlamp stone guards, knock-on wheels and rear-mounted petrol tank. The coachwork is presented in dark blue livery with black pleated leather interior and condition overall is described as very good. We understand that the engine has been the subject of a recent rebuild and careful running-in is advised. With a short production run of just three years or so the six-cylinder ‘Le Mans’ is one of the rarest and most desirable of pre-war sporting Singers.
1934 Singer 1 1/2 litre Six-Cylinder ‘Le Mans’ Two Seater  Chassis no. M32
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