1924 Singer Motors Limited Ten

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1924
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 12th march 2009
Registration Number: SV 9493 Chassis Number: 3002
Singer’s first really successful car was the Ten, introduced in 1912, which offered a steel chassis, four cylinder engine, and two seats; the economical car achieved 40 mpg, quite high for any time in automotive history, and was apparently more reliable than many competitors, thanks partly to its steel frame and partly to its more modern rear transaxle. While its price was right at £185, its success may also have been helped by a racing version which won a stock car race and, perhaps more important, owned a variety of speed records in its class. The Singer Ten was appropriately sized and weighted, lighter than most existing cars but heavier than motorcycle-based models. Factory apprentice Billy Rootes bought fifty of these cars when they were first brought out and used the p