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Singer 4 AD '51


Reference ch. 128U
Make Singer
Model 4 AD '51
Type cabrio
Construction year 1951
KM 58527
Cilinder displacement 1100
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive

Belgian documents. long-term owner, old restoration. In good condition. Very rare model
Singer was an automobile company founded in 1905 in Coventry, England. It was acquired by the Rootes Group of the United Kingdom in 1956, who continued the brand until 1970. The British Singer company had no connection with the Singer company of Mount Vernon, New York, USA, which made luxury cars from 1915 to 1920.
The company was established by George Singer (1847-1908) in Coventry to make bicycles in 1875. The company began manufacturing motorised three-wheelers in 1901, followed by motorwheels which were fitted to bicycles.
Singer made first four wheel car in 1905. It was designed by Alexander Craig and was a variant of a design he had done for Lea-Francis having a 2-cylinder 1853 or 2471 cc engine.
The first Singer designed car was the 4-cylinder 2.4 litre 12/14 of 1906. The engine was bought in from Aster. For 1907 the Lea-Francis design was dropped and a range of two-, three- and four-cylinder models using White and Poppe engines launched. The Aster engined models were dropped in 1909 and a new range of larger cars introduced. All cars were now White and Poppe powered. In 1911 the first big seller appeared with the four cylinder 1100 cc Ten with Singer's own engine. The use of their own power plants spread through the range until by the outbreak of the First World War all models except the low-volume 3.3 litre 20 hp were so equipped.
The Ten continued after the war, with a redesign in 1923 including a new overhead-valve engine. Six-cylinder models were introduced in 1922. In 1921 Singer took over another
Length : cm (in): 385
Width : cm (in): 147
Height : cm (in): 123
Wheelbase : cm (in) : 231
Weight: kg (lb) : 840
Displacement : straight four 1497 cc (91 ci), front mounted
Valve gear : 8
Fuel system : 1 Solex carburettor
Gearbox : 4 speed, manual
Drive wheels : rear wheel drive
Maximum power : 48 bhp at 4200 rpm
Maximum torque : 98 Nm at 2200 rpm
Maximum speed : 120 km/h

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