This is Barry Paine’s first HRG. It is one of 49 cars fitted with the sturdy Singer 1074 cc three-bearing crankshaft ohc engine originally fitted to the Singer Bantam in 1938.
HRG improved the manifolding and carburation to increase the available bhp. Built on traditional lines HRG sportscars were very handsome and had excellent roadholding and cornering abilities, which made them very competitive in sporting activities. Barry used it as much as possible and has driven it on the continent.
HRG also used modified Singer Twelve engines in their 1500 models. Barry’s current HRG is such a vehicle and can be seen here (below) in a part restored state.