47 years in present family,1932 Singer Junior Saloon  Chassis no. 39572 Engine no. 38985

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Lot 571
47 years in present family,1932 Singer Junior Saloon
Registration no. EG 287 Chassis no. 39572 Engine no. 38985

Sold for £ 5,060 (US$ 7,061) inc. premium
47 years in present family
1932 Singer Junior Saloon
Registration no. EG 287
Chassis no. 39572
Engine no. 38985

Footnotes

  • Singer introduced the new 8hp Junior at the London Motor Show in October 1926. Unlike so many of its contemporary budget rivals the new Junior surprisingly featured an overhead camshaft engine of 56 x 86mm, displacing 848cc. This configuration was greeted with acclaim by the motoring press whose main criticisms of the new model were restricted to cosmetic matters including the lack of nickel plating and the painted running boards! These minor shortcomings were quickly rectified by Singer and the Junior range was to be their mainstay of production right through until 1932. The sophisticated 8hp engine provided performance which belied its engine size and by 1932 the Junior saloon was truly a large luxury car in miniature with its four doors, sliding roof, opening windscreen, rear window blind, luggage carrier, silk pulls for the rear passengers, Stadium indicators and centre mounted Lucas Altette horn.

    Thomas Jacques of Peterborough must have felt just a little superior when he took delivery of this car from Singer agents, Donalds of Burghley Road, Peterborough. They were agents too for Austin and Morris but Jacques chose to spring the extra £25 or so needed to drive off in his Singer rather than the less grand Austin or Morris models. Jacques retained his Junior until 1959, the car passing for just two weeks to its next owner and having just one further Peterborough owner until acquisition by the present family just 47 years ago. This history is recorded in the original buff logbook offered with the car.
    EG 287 retains its original registration number and in all other respects remains remarkably original. Although displayed in a private museum and not started for about thirty years, this car, with boosted electrics and fresh petrol, recently started and ran instantly. The car is presented in black livery with original red rexine upholstery. A new owner would be wise to carefully conserve the delightful patina which this car has amassed over the last eighty years and it should be noted that the usual careful re-commissioning will be required after a long period of static display. EG 287 is offered with a Swansea V5 registration document, the original buff logbook, two MoTs from the 1960s and an archive photograph taken around the same time.
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47 years in present family,1932 Singer Junior Saloon  Chassis no. 39572 Engine no. 38985
47 years in present family,1932 Singer Junior Saloon  Chassis no. 39572 Engine no. 38985
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