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Singer: SM.1500

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October 1949.
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Note: This is a sub-section of Singer: Cars.


The Singer SM.1500 is a four-door saloon, with bench-type seating for five or six people and is in the modern style. It has been designed to appeal to both home and overseas motorists and reflects much of the engineering experience accumulated by the Singer organisation in the past seventy-four Years, particularly in the overhead valves and overhead camshaft of the engine — a system pioneered by Singer Motors.

The equipment of the SM.1500 is very complete and includes heating and air conditioning controlled by a switch below the facia panel. A de-misting system is operated by the car heater.

Standard colour schemes are Geneva blue, Cotswold beige, Warwick green and black, all with beige upholstery in cloth, Vynide or leather.

ENGINE. Type: 1.5-litre, 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft. Bore X stroke: 73 mm X 90 mm. Maximum b.h.p.: 48 at 4,500 r.p.m.

PERFORMANCE. Maximum speed in excess of 70 m.p.h.

DIMENSIONS. Length: 14 ft. 6 ins. Height: 5 ft. 4 ins. Width: 5 ft. 3 ins. Wheelbase: 8 ft. 11.5 ins. Track: 4 ft. 2.5 ins. (front); 4 ft. 3 ins. (rear). Weight: 2,576 lbs. Fuel capacity: 10 gallons. Tyre size: 5.50 X 16.

BRAKES. Lockheed Hydraulic.

PRICE. £625 plus £174.7.3 Purchase Tax. Total: £799.7.3.

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