1965 Singer Gazelle Series V Saloon
Reg. no. GGN 462C
Chassis no. Unknown
Car no. B73109061H/HSO
Engine no. B73109061H/HSO
Just 25 years earlier Singer was the third-largest car company in Britain, but by 1956 they had fallen into deep financial troubles and were taken over by the Rootes Group, owners of Hillman, Humber and Sunbeam. Rootes wasted no time in bringing the Singer line into step with their own products; known for their badge-engineering, they added a Singer grille to the Hillman Minx and inserted a slightly more upmarket interior thus was born the Singer Gazelle. Interestingly, however, the venerable overhead-cam Singer engine was at first retained. This was replaced with the standard Rootes unit in 1958. The Gazelle went through several series, each featuring mainly minor cosmetic changes, until the Rootes Audax range, of which it was a part, was replaced in 1967.
This 1965 Gazelle has been off the road since 2006. On the morning of collection however, the vendor charged the battery and gave it some fresh fuel; it started easily, and happily drove around and onto the trailer. It seems that only minor work is needed to get this car back on the road. This Gazelle is very original and low mileage; it is offered with an extensive history file from new including a V5c, the owner\'s service book, with the original dealers stamp Rootes Ltd, Ladbroke Hall, Barlby Road, London, details of the original owner, a handbook, a lot of old MOT certificates and tax discs, numerous invoices for work completed and other papers, parts lists etc. It is on SORN.
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