This is Barry Paine’s 1962 Vogue Mark 1 on display at the Footman James Classic Car Show in Shepton Mallet.
The car has covered a mere 17,000 miles from new. Paperwork with the car includes all documentation since purchase, plus the original sales invoice and related information. The ignition key is still on the original fob received from Singer agents, Howes of Chapel Field in Norwich.
Following minor damage resulting from contact with a garage door, the car was laid up with 14,000 miles on the clock sometime around 1969. Following the owner’s death and the passage of some years, the Vogue was rescued from its decrepit garage in 2000. Minor repairs were carried out, including the making good of the ‘garage door’ damage, and the Singer was used sparingly until it was purchased by the current owner in 2011. The car has been used for various rallies, but has suffered from fuel problems caused by ethanol ‘cleaning out’ the petrol tank and depositing debris in the fuel line. With this problem sorted the Vogue has proved utterly reliable and a pleasure to drive.