Singer pictures from personal archives

For now, I lumped all the pre-war cars together, I would LOVE for there to be enough demand to split it into groups (hint...hint, post here about your pre-war Singer)
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Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby Danish » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:22 am

I thought I would start a new thread and kick it off with a few images from some original negatives that I own.
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Postby mikeyr » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Really great pics, THANK YOU !
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby Danish » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:55 pm

As it's Friday, here's a very special one for you all to pour over at the weekend. Can you spot the other Singer entries in the background and Leo Shorter, the designer of the 9 engine? Apologies for the inclusion of a rights reserved claim but I need to control its distribution and use unfortunately as it has never been published to my knowledge. Have a good weekend!
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Postby Peter McKercher » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:27 pm

Fantastic shot David. It's photos like this that got me hooked on pre war Singers. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby Danish » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:13 pm

Did you spot the offset speedo and rev counter?

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Postby Peter McKercher » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:43 pm

Yes. I had seen that on #48 before. I assume it was easier to see at speed.
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby Danish » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:23 pm

Merlin Minshall's entry.
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby Danish » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:29 pm

Harold Hastings' test driving LM14, KV9785 for Autocar. 10 digits off my ex-car- KV9795.
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby Danish » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:11 am

Another one of Hendy/Bolton's 9 Sports entry- 1935 Le Mans 24-Hour Race.
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby cdk84 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:23 am

David,

These are simply Brilliant!

Thank you so much for posting them. These photographs feel like a private window upon the intimate world of period racing.

Very Best,

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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby DarcyG » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:21 am

Seen at Schipol airport, dated 1929, in an historical series of the airport, near gate D26, departures. But to my mind this is definitely a 1933/34 Singer 4 seater LM. Thoughts? Sorry about the detail but this the best possible from the wall size photo. Maybe someone in Holland with contacts at the airport could find the original, alas we were on our way out.
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Postby Peter McKercher » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:34 pm

Earliest it would be is Oct '32. Can't tell from the photo, but it looks like it has a spare tire cover.
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby DarcyG » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:06 pm

From the duck tail back, the aluminium panels of front of rear guard and the early front guards, it is definitely a Singer and I would say your guess is spot on

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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby cdk84 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:26 am

DarcyG,

What a great find --at the airport, no less!

This is a beautiful car. Were hard covers for the spare a commonplace?

This is a neat thread.

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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby Peter McKercher » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:20 am

I've never seen them on the '33/'34.
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