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Singer Chamois Saloon

The Singer Chamois was first introduced in October 1964. Most of the Imps teething trouble was over, but customer enthusiasm needed a revival. This new model took care of that. The Chamois was an immediate success. It received a very favorable press and it sold !  Better than the competition (Riley Elf, Wolseley Hornet, Ford Anglia Super, Triumph Herald 12/50), although it was more expensive (at first). The basic price was £582, only £50 more than the De Luxe. It took advantage of the detail improvements of the Imp's first year. It retained all the mechanics of the Hillman Imp and added a few virtues.
The Chamois differed from the early Imp in that it had Dunlop SP41 radials fitted to wider (1/2") rim wheels. These were an improvement on the C41 crossplies, which caused gradual understeer. The SPs kept handling neutral up to much higher speeds.
Other differences were a heavier clutch, better sound damping.

'Singer' stood for luxury cars and Imps with a Singer badge maintained that traditional image. The interior was really beautiful with polished walnut veneer. Seats were larger and more comfortable than in the Imp. A temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge and heater blower were standard fittings. On the outside they sported a large dummy grille, bumper overriders, anodised aluminium wheel trims and an exclusive range of colours with a stripe down its side.

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1 January 1964

B

31  December 1964

 BCA 379 B

 

 CUH 252 B

 

       
1 January 1965

C

31  December 1965

 AEJ 747 C

 

 BEY 957 C

 

 BSD 747 C

 

 CAG 172 C

 

 CNA 476 C

 

 

 DJT 927 C

 

 DSO 34 C

 

 EAP 146 C

 

 ENN 798 C

 

 EUY 764 C

 

 FNV 619 C

 

 FWD 229 C

 

 GLH 870 C

 

 HBH 665 C

 

 KPP 654 C

 

 MMP 698 C

 

 YRD 89 C

 
1 January 1966

D

31  December 1966

 EVR 151 D

 

 FKV 70 D

 

 FFR 924 D

 

 HRT 318 D

 

 KGT 561 D

 

 KKA 334 D

 
 

 JYB 717 D

 

 KKA 334 D

 

 LYT 917 D

 

 MYT 977 D

Brian Sparks 

 KYN 998 D

 

 HTR 587 D

 
1 January 1967

E

31  July 1967

 

 ECC 713 E

 

 HCK 159 E

 

 KKN 789 E

 

 KKC 887 E

Malcolm Cross

 RGH 984 E

 

JRW 88 E

 

 LUD 119 E

 

 NJW 677 E

 

 RLH 131 E

 

 UBH 79 E

 
   
1 August 1967

F

31  July 1968

 FTB 625 F

 

 JXJ 157 F

 

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 KNT 173 F

 

 LVS 718 F

 

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 NAE 804 F

 

 NJN 325 F

 

 NPN 712 F

 

 OYD 683 F

 

 THM 499 F

 
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 UMP 329 F

 

 UPF 705 F

 

 
1 August 1968

G

31  July 1969

 LNH 184 G

 

 LPV 433 G

 

 MDX 140 G

 

 NDL 518 G

 

   

 PDD 364 G

 

 PKL 858 G

 

 TNX 161 G

 

 TRX 151 G

 

   
1 August 1969

H

31  July 1970

 EBP 706 H

 

 HWC 371 H

 

 MJH 756 H

 

 OXJ 665 H

 

   

 TKH 712 H

 

 VKC 610 H

 

 WYU 913 H

 

 EBP 706 H

Trevor Woods

 

 

 
Others

 DR 37 33

 

 13 39 DZ

 

 76 45 BS

 

 875 XH 9?

 

   

 78 95 DD

 

 

 55 59 NU

 

 URB 287

 
   

 

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