This is David Clutterbuck’s 1966 Vogue MK IV Estate 1725cc.
David writes …
‘Around 10 years ago my Dad was asked by a good friend if a mate of his could store an old car for a few weeks and after a while a Singer Vogue Mk IV arrived looking very sorry for itself. The car stayed for a year or so and eventually my dad bought it for £150, and set about restoring it.
We managed to get it running after removing the aftermarket electronic ignition assembly, fresh oil, filters, spark plugs, coil, points, HT leads, refurb fuel pump and a twin choke Weber. A local lad Paul did a lot of work fabricating panels, rear wheel arches, welding new sills etc, and preparing the bodywork to high standard for respraying.
My dad thought the car would look nice in a metallic blue but thankfully after many discussions he decided on the original Burnt Almond. It turns out that we think this is the only surviving Singer Vogue Estate or Saloon finished in Burnt Almond.
My dad did get to enjoy driving the car for a few years until he passed away in 2016, after which I inherited this wonderful car. He often said it would be a different car with an overdrive gearbox. In the summer of 2018 I acquired a scrap Vogue of the same year with an overdrive gearbox which I removed and which is now installed.
We use the car regularly for days out and various car shows. We need to get round to purchasing new carpet set next’.