1964-1970, 40678 produced.
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.
|875cc||S4 OHC||Hillman Imp engine||68mm x 60.375mm||10|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|81 mph||25.4 s||38 mpg|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|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|
Group Test : Revival Racers - Going For Gold. Mini Coopers, Singer Chamois, Austin A40, Ford Anglia
|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....|