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This is Graham Smith’s 1969 Chamois, which he purchased in March 2017 having been alerted by an ASCO e-Bulletin that it was for sale on the ‘Car and Classic’ website.

It is one of the now quite rare four-headlight Singer Chamois models introduced a year earlier, when a facelift was given to the Imp range.  It had been lovingly restored by its previous owner Ian Ridewood, who acquired it in 2011 after it had been lying in a garage since 1992, when the original lady owner gave up driving, so we are the third owners of the car.  It has done around 60,000 miles.  Ian was kind enough to pass on all the documents that came to him with the car, including a full service and repair history dating back to its purchase when new, and its original sales brochure and handbook.  It still has the original engine (it carries the same number as the car body), which bills show was reconditioned in the 1980s.

Its longest trip so far was to the ASCO National weekend in Northumberland, where it was rewarded at the SNCR at Bamburgh Castle by being awarded the President’s Trophy.  

The picture is of Gill and myself with the Trophy, and, of course, the winner.

For the full story of this trip CLICK HERE.