The Singer Bantam is a car which was produced by Singer from 1936 to 1939. It was the first model from Singer to have an all-steel body, by Pressed Steel Company. It was offered as a new economy model at the 1935 Motor Show in London, replacing the earlier Singer Nine series. Derived from the Singer Nine, with styling a close copy of the Ford Model Y, it debuted with two models and two trim levels: 2- and 4-door, either Popular or De-Luxe. All four shared the same basic bodyshell but, whereas the De-Luxe models had a sliding sunroof, the Popular version had a fixed panel in the roof. Other features of the De-Luxe model were leather seats, chrome bumpers, and a rear luggage rack. Many Bantams survive in Australia and New Zealand. Singer exported these vehicles as rolling chassis with complete powertrain. They were mainly bodied by the Flood company in Australia as tourers and roadsters, and this seems to have prompted the development of the roadster model by Singer in 1939, based on the Bantam chassis and engine.

Petrol: 972 cc, Inline-4 cylinder, Overhead Camshaft engine with Heavy Duty Roller Chain, 26 HP Power, 30 Nm Torque, 0-80 kmph in 31 seconds, 94 kmph Top Speed, 12 kmpl Average, 26 litre Fuel Tank, 3-speed Manual Transmission, 762 kg Kerb Weight

Petrol: 1074 cc, Inline-4 cylinder, OHC engine, 30 HP Power

3 Variants: Sedan, Van, Convertible

1 Wheel: 16 inch Steel

6 Colours: Beige, Blue, Burgundy, Green, Grey, Black

Price range (Discontinued): Rs. 10,218 – Rs. 12,308 (Ex-showroom, UK in 1934)

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