1934 Singer 9 Coupe and 1930 Austin Seven
My father with me in 1949. The Singer was my uncle's and the
My uncle had the Singer at the end of WWII when there was little else
the road and spares were unobtainable. He later bought a Singer 9
Sports and rebuilt it using parts from the Coupe which was left in
in his garden and various parts of its alloy body used for all sorts of
jobs. I believe that both of the Singers were true sports cars -
light and quick and stylish in their time.
The Austin Seven Mulliner saloon had a light coachbuilt fabric body
meant that it could perform quite well and achieve good cruising speed
and fuel consumption with its oversize rear wheels. This meant
steep hills could be problem and I remember having to get out and walk
up Porlock and we had to take Lynton in reverse when we were holidaying
in the West Country in 1949.
- Semi-elliptic springs front & rear.
- 4 cyl. 747cc. Sidevalve. 13bhp.
- Bore and Stroke, 55mm x 75mm.
- Aluminium crankcase, cast iron block and head.
- Single semi-elliptic front spring.
- 2 quarter-elliptic rear springs.
- Friction dampers
- Simple, poor cable brakes.
- Quite high geared - low fuel consumption.