This is Colin Eagle’s 1966 Chamois MK 2, which he bought from Peter Rogers Car Sales near Huddersfield. Colin had wanted a Singer ever since he saw a 1960s Gazelle, which he always thought were the best looking cars one the road – and still does. But it was too big for his garage and he didn’t like the front bench seat. He liked the Chamois because it was two-tone, but the price was way over what it should have been, and although Colin pointed out that it had rust in places, the paintwork was not as good as it should have been and one of the seats had a broken spring sticking out at the back, the dealer would not come down – said Colin was being fussy! But he bought it anyway!
The Chamois was first registered on 18 March 1966 in Ripley, Derbyshire. She was all black in those days – which cost extra. From the bills and MoTs he has, Colin knows the mileage was a genuine 59700. He has had a lot of troubles with the car, the main one being when the engine seized due to a coolant leak just before he was due to set off for the ASCO weekend at Lacock. The engine has now been reconditioned and all appears to be well, so Colin is now looking forward to the SNCR weekend in Norfolk in July.