1938 Singer Bantam
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For those who are not familiar with this model, the Bantam Singer Nine is a car which was produced by Singer from 1936 to 1939.
It was the first model from Singer to have a pressed steel body. It was offered as a new economy model at the 1935 Motor Show in London, replacing the earlier Singer Nine series.
Singer specialised in making small sports cars during the 1930s and had considerable success in rallies, hill-climbs and races.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Chassis #: 24297H
- Engine #: 3277H
- This model was built on the under-slung chassis that had proved so successful for the Singer Le Mans range and was powered by a single overhead cam engine, with a slightly lower compression ratio and a single Zenith side draught carburetor. The engine generated approximately 25 BHP which was transmitted through a 3-speed gearbox with synchromesh on 3rd gear.
- This pressed steel saloon body with 2 doors, was bolted to the chassis and the interior was furnished with two folding seats at the front and a rear bench seat.
- This car was a design based on the successful Ford “Y” type and looks very similar to the contemporary Morris 8. The Singer Bantam displayed a mascot in the form of a chromed flying Bantam Cockerel on top of the radiator.
- This car was restored in 2008 at circa 18000 miles. Any rust was removed as you can see from photos. We understand that motor and mechanicals too were reconditioned at the time and has done very few miles since.
- Goes great - drives really well - honestly, one can have lots of fun in country roads with this wee but grunty motor and synchromesh on second and third gears. The Singer was the most advanced car in its market segment and is a delight to drive. Its actually capable enough to be driven on freeways and motorways at speed limits
- Body straight and paint is in very good order.
- Beautiful interior.
- Good period tires.
- Although the Singer Nine cars were identified as Nine horsepower; from 1937 onward, they were actually factory fitted with the larger 1074cc motor. This had something to do with "taxable horsepower rating"" at the time.
- It is pretty much immaculate and extremely rare especially in New Zealand.
- Original Registration Document and Factory Handbook available - comes with two sets of keys.
- All of the instruments are working along with working traficators.
Its a great original little car that is eminently usable daily.
These cars were very advanced for their time and featured hydraulic brakes, 12 volt electrics and twin dipping headlights.
Not many survivors worldwide. Wont be easy to find another one like it.
Will be sold WOF'd and registered if sold in New Zealand.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
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