1935 Singer Nine Le Mans Sports. Sold

A superb, genuine Singer 9 ‘Le Mans’, iconic and rare early competition sportscar which clocked up an impressive number of wins at hill climbs, trials and various endurance races in the 30’s. This actual car has won many awards and there is a picture in the National Motor Museum of it winning Bronze Award in the 1935 London / Lands End Trial. Copy included in History File.

Factory spec includes a tuned 972 cc inline four, twin SU carburettors, Moss four-speed gearbox, semi elliptical suspension, all round friction shock absorbers, Lockheed hyd brakes, external fuel tank and twin spare wheels. On the ‘Le Mans’ the frame was dropped behind the front wheels and thus underslung at the rear with no running boards, unlike the ordinary Nine Sports.

The has been totally restored by well known Singer Le Mans enthusiast Bob Francis of South Wirral, Merseyside who purchased it in a dismantled state from a fellow Club Member 7 years ago. The chassis-up rebuild has only recently been completed and it is now resplendent in maroon and red with complimenting Burgundy leather upholstery and new mohair hood. The finish everywhere is to exhibition standard.

Also comes with fascinating fully researched pre-war racing history. It has its old green logbook and still wearing on the original registration of AFJ555 issued in 1935. The original Singer Handbook. Bills and historical race reports included.

A car for the discerning collector.

For more gen call/text John on 07909 231414.

Marque history

Founded in 1905 by bicycle manufacturer George Singer, the firm made its first saleable car in Coventry the following year. By 1928 Singer had grown to become Britain’s third largest car maker after Austin and Morris. Singer entered into a flirtation with motorsports in the 1930s that took it to that font of racing greatness, Le Mans. At the core of the story was the ohc four created for the Singer. Enlargement of this engine’s displacement resulted in the 972cc Nine series (so named for its taxable horsepower rating). Among the cars in the series were the Sports models, a coupe and a four-seat open car on a lowered chassis. These were soon accompanied by the famous Le Mans 2-seater.