Singer Chamois

Overview
Produced: 1964-1970, 40678 produced.
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats

The Rootes group launched its answer to the BMC Mini in 1963, the rear engined Hillman Imp. The Imp was quickly "badge engineered" into Singer and Sunbeam derivatives including some pretty "fastback" models. The standard car used a two door bodyshell with a novel opening rear window/hatch, all Imp's were built in a brand new factory built in Glasgow with government grants.

The Singer "Imp" was known as the Chamois and was intended to be seen as the luxury model in the range. Extra equipment and interior appointments such as a walnut dash all added to the luxury theme, the Chamois also featured wider wheels and a special front grille.

Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
875ccS4 OHCHillman Imp engine68mm x 60.375mm10
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Performance
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
81 mph25.4 s38 mpg
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
259 Singer Chamois 998cc Racing Saloon Bonhams 16 Sep 2011 £8000.00 £9200.00
546 Singer Chamois (1965) Lambert & Foster 15 May 2003 Not sold
002 Singer Chamois Deluxe (1967) H&H Sales Limited 16 Feb 2000 £700.00 -
360 Singer Chamois (1966) Greens 2 Oct 1999 £1050.00 -
001 Singer Chamois Saloon (1967) H&H Sales Limited 17 Feb 1999 £550.00 -
001 Singer Chamois Saloon (1964) H&H Sales Limited 25 Sep 1996 £900.00 -
202 Singer Chamois Saloon (1970) Sothebys 6 May 1996 Not sold
Magazine Articles
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Article Group Test : Revival Racers - Going For Gold. Mini Coopers, Singer Chamois, Austin A40, Ford Anglia
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Publication Practical Classics September 2006
Going For Gold. Mini Coopers, Singer Chamois, Austin A40, Ford Anglia. Oulton Park's annual Gold Cup is racing the way God intended - with classics. Keith Moody goes trackside in Cheshire with four great motors and finds that all you need to race is an old car, a set of spanners and a strong constitution....  
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