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1955-1967 SINGER Gazelle


Overview

With the Rootes Group now in control of Singer, the marque was set to become another exercise in badge engineering, pitched between Hillman and Humber in the pecking order. However, in the new Gazelle of 1956 – a plusher version of the Hillman Minx – Singer’s 1497cc OHC engine was used at first, but was replaced in 1958 by Rootes’ own OHV unit. Saloons, estates (rare and worth 25% more) and convertibles (pay double for those) were all available. Rootes updated the Gazelle almost every year until production ended in 1967, by then it had a 1725cc engine and less curves.




83,061

£898

£2650

£2000

£1000

£350


Performance

21.4secs

82mph

53bhp

87lb/ft

28mpg


Engine

in-line four

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, coil spring

Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring

front-engine RWD

rack and pinion

metal monocoque

Four-speed manual


Dimensions

4153mm

2438mm

1543mm

1511mm

1043kgs


 SINGER Gazelle

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