1939 Singer Motors Limited Nine

Le Mans Roadster No Reserve

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1939
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Lot number 
    119
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis # 86306

- Rare restoration for this model
- Seductive little roadster
- Rare in France
- No reserve

This attractive Singer Le Mans roadster was sold new in December 1938 by the Montevideo distributor in Uruguay, and imported into France in 1995, by a collector from the Lyon region. A serious enthusiast and member of the Bellecour Academy, he decided to give the car a comprehensive restoration, as can be seen for the accompanying photo folder.
A very old English brand, Singer began producing its first bicycles in 1874, followed in 1901 by automobiles. The carmaker had modest success, its main seller being the "Ten" until the early 1920s. At that time, Singer was the third most important British carmaker, behind Austin and Morris, with seven factories employing some 8,000 people and one producing as many as 28,000 vehicles every year.
The Nine appeared in the early 1930s with a 972cc 4-cylinder engine, and in 1933, a Nine Sports was entered for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, an experience repeated the following year with two cars, which ranked seventh and eighth, ahead of a Bugatti Type 44 and two Aston Martins, amongst others. This success prompted the manufacturer to name its production Nine roadsters "Le Mans".
A rival to MG and Amilcar, this Singer Nine Le Mans, which is registered with the Singer club, is an attractive small roadster, ideal for drives on country roads on a beautiful sunny day.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1939-singer-nine-le-mans-roadster-no-reserve-3980-119

Photos © Loïc Kernen