Singer Gazelle IIIC
1961-1963, 15115 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Convertible,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Based on the humble Hillman Minx the 1961 Singer Gazelle IIIC continued with the sporting/luxury saloon theme first introduced in 1956. The Gazelle used a 1592cc, overhead valve engine "Rootes" engine, which could be found in the Minx in detuned form. Transmission choices included manual, manual-overdrive or an automatic gearbox.
As with previous Gazelle models the IIIC could be ordered as either a saloon, estate or an attractive convertible. Sadly the convertible and estate versions disappeared from the line-up in 1962, the estate being effectively replaced by the new Vogue.
Buyers Guide Singer Gazelle 1956 - 1967 featured in Practical Classics September 2005 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.
|1592cc||S4 OHV||Hillman S4 OHV||81.5mm x 76.2mm||8.3|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
Buyer - Singer Gazelle 1956 - 1967
|Publication||Practical Classics September 2005|
|Buyer - Tracking down a sweet Singer - These Rootes saloons are affordable, dependable and occasionally glamorous.|
Group Test: Summertime Soft-Tops
|Publication||Practical Classics May 2004|
|Group Test: Summertime Soft-Tops - Ten very different answers to fun in the sun for four. Dale Drinnon's complete guide to finding the perfect car for your perfect summer. 1983 Rolls-Royce Corniche, 1962 Singer Gazelle, 1981 Mini Moke, 1973 VW Beetle, 1961 Ford Zephyr, 1967 Triumph Herald, 1972 Morris Oxford Tourer, 1990 Ford Escort XR3i Cabriolet, 1947, Triumph 1800 Roadster, 1976 Triumph Stag|
Practical Classics £500 challenge
|Publication||Practical Classics March 2004|
|Four decades, four cars and £500 each. But will anyone stick to the budget. 1958 Rover P4 105S, 1962 Singer Gazelle, 1974 Triumph 2000, 1983 BMW 735i Auto SE.|
Serenely Sporting - MG Magnette ZB v Singer Gazelle
|Publication||Classics February 2005|
|Serenely Sporting - MG Magnette ZB v Singer Gazelle - There were more to the great British sporting marques than roadsters. Mark Robinson takes two saloons for a spin.|
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car October 2004|
|Opening Time - Four-seat saloons with a difference were supposed to fulfil all family roles in the ’60s. Martin Port lifts the lid on Morris Minor 1000 and Singer Gazelle IIIC convertibles.|