1913 Singer 10 Sports

Transmission: 3 speed Manual

1913 Singer 10 Sports recreation of Lionel Martin's racer

This is a reproduction of Lionel Martin’s famous hill climb car – Lionel Martin being the founder not only of Aston Martin cars but his association of his first Aston Hill climb success was in his tuned Singer 10 on 4th April 1914, repeating his success there a month later, registering his own Aston Martin a year later in 1915.

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This tuned car - intended for VSCC use but not yet used - has been assembled from parts in recent years and has a tuned engine and a choice of high and low ratio rear axles.

A stronger crankshaft has been fitted with - we understand - added main bearings, a tuned camshaft and a larger carburettor

Undoubtedly one of the quickest - if not the quickest - Singer 10 cars around

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A single seater body was also made for this very car, available by separate negotiation, here with me

The Singer 10 model history

Launched in 1912 at the Olympia Cycle and Motor Cycle Show , the Singer 10 was a great success in light car circles, placing numbers of new motorists on the roads who otherwise would not have afforded the motor car.

More sturdily built than a cyclecar - and with Singer’s own four cylinder sidevalve engine of 1096cc, the Singer 10 had a three speed and reverse transmission located with the rear axle, beam front axle of course and a live rear axle located on semi-elliptic leaf springs.

So successful was the Singer 10 to be, a young William Rootes, a Singer apprentice at the time of launch, immediately saw the potential and bought the entire 1912 production run of 50 cars to sell by himself. It was a hit with the public.

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