Ian and Jo Rees are the proud owners of this 1951 Singer Roadster 4AB. Jo has nicknamed the car Ella (after Ella Fitzgerald!!)
Ella was was first registered in Gloucester in 1951. Ian & Jo bought her in July 2010 from someone in Derbyshire who had her a short time but had not had the time to work on her. According to the tax disc she was last on the road in 1981. She was trailered back to S Gloucestershire, since when they have made her more attractive and comfortable. Ian & Jo got her back on the road in 2011, and are having great fun driving her frequently in all weathers!
The photo was taken outside their house (dream on!) before she was resprayed. Ian thinks the gates are somewhere above Horton village in Gloucestershire.
The car has a BMC 1500 series B engine fitted – amazing torque! Ian thinks it must have been put in just before the car was taken off the road in 1981, as the fitting was so bad there is no way it would have run in that condition!
Ian & Jo would like to find out more about Ella’s background, so if you know anyone who has any knowledge of her, get in touch via the MAIL US button. Any information will be welcome.