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1964-1970 SINGER Chamois specifications


Alongside the mainstream Hillman Imp, Rootes also launched sportier versions of its small car. The Singer version, from 1964, was dubbed the Chamois and followed the usual marque policy of walnut veneer inside and extra brightwork outside, including, from 1968, quad headlamps. All models had chrome grilles at the front, for appearance’s sake only since the Chamois was rear-engined. Still, it looked good. In 1966 a Sport version was launched. It had a 51bhp engine instead of the standard saloon’s 39bhp. From 1967, there was also a pretty fastback Coupé.

Production

  • Production:
    97,567
  • Price at launch:
    £582
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,100
  • Price (good):
    £1,600
  • Price (average):
    £800
  • Price (project):
    £250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    25.4secs
  • Top speed:
    78.0mph
  • Power:
    39.0bhp
  • Torque:
    52.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    38.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, swing axles, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, semi-trailing arms, coil spring
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3580mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2082mm
  • Width:
    1580mm
  • Height:
    1384mm
  • Weight:
    711kgs

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