1934/37 Singer 1500cc Special - \'The Rooster\' - a class winning car with the VSCC
Reg. no. 217 YUH
Chassis no. SC21342
Engine no. R1856
This class winning Special has had much competition success with the VSCC since being built from spare parts between 2006 and 2009. After the build was completed in 2009, the car won second in class at Shelsley Walsh, followed in 2011 by a class win at Bo\'ness. There were second place awards in the handicap races at Loton Park in 2014 and 2015 and also at Curborough in 2012. Earlier this year \'The Rooster\' was also class winner at Harewood, no mean feat when one considers the competition.
The car is powered by a reconstructed Singer Super 12 engine with a pheonix crank and rods, forged pistons and a special camshaft that was put together by well-known Singer restorers. Coupled to this is a lightened flywheel with an uprated oil pump and external cartridge oil filter in addition to the all-important Chinn Rootes type supercharger, blowing at approx. 9lbs. The gearbox is a Riley Merlin pre-selector box, using the first gear band as a clutch. Our vendor believes that the gearbox was rebuilt prior to his ownership. The chassis is from a 1934 Singer Sports 9 which has been made parallel aft of the rear front spring shackles. Six inches have been removed from the centre section and the rear of the chassis has been inverted. The rear springs have been mounted outboard and the rear chassis cross member replaced with a round tube. The rear axle is original but fitted with a new 3.25-1 final drive with new wheel bearings, two new halfshafts and new wheel hubs. The brakes are hydraulic with all-new finned drums, a new master cylinder, wheel cylinders and flexible and rigid pipes. The steering includes a pre-war design Volkswagen steering box and the steering column is made central via universal joints.
The carburettor is a 2\" SU, with a 3\" float chamber suitable for conversion to methanol; there is a new SU electric fuel pump and there is a three gallon (approx.) fuel tank. The car is road registered which has been very useful for testing purposes. There is a VSCC buff form with the current ownership and because the car has a V5c, it does not need an MSA logbook. Included in the sale will be the battery starter pack and cradle for road use, a special battery charger, front and rear numberplates with reflectors, a horn and a rear view mirror and beam breaker for sprints.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a well-sorted and competitive single seater, with all of the hard work in development carried out, at a fraction of the price of its contemporaries.
Extra details and estimates:
£30,000 - 35,000
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