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Singer Junior 1926–1935

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History of the Singer Junior

The Singer Junior was originally displayed at the London Car Show in 1926. It was first offered as a three-door, four-seat Tourer in blue with black wings. Driven by an 8 hp, two bearings, overhead cam engine that produced a maximum of 16.5 horsepower at 3250 R.P.M. Despite its small size, this engine would serve as the foundation for Singer power units for the following 30 years.

The Junior started life with a three-speed gearbox and rear brakes only (four-wheel braking would be introduced in 1928). A four-speed transmission, which would boost top-end speed to 50 mph (a whole 5 mph better than the 3 speed!), would become available in 1931. It was equipped with an inverted cone clutch, quarter-elliptic front springs, six-volt electrics, gravity feed and disc wheels shod with 18" tyres. Shock absorbers were not an option in 926. The Tourer initially sold for £148.

The Junior was very well received, selling thousands of units in various variants. After 1927, output never fell below 6000 units per year, and by 1928, it had become the backbone of Singer's product range. While the initial Singer Junior was an open touring vehicle, it was quickly followed by a 2 seater tourer, a 4 seater tourer, a sunny saloon, a coachbuilt saloon, a fabric saloon, a two plus two nicknamed the sportsman's coupe, and the boat-tailed, wire wheeled Porlock Sports. Under the supervision of the RAC, the latter, which was initially designed as a special, established an unusual automotive record by ascending Porlock Hill 100 times in 15 hours.

The Singer Junior, which debuted at the 1931 Olympia Motor Show, had an upgraded 9hp engine and a new 4-speed gearbox in 1931. Singer updated the out-of-date Junior four months later with a new 1932 model dubbed the Singer 9.

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