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#34515 of 36967 Re: Well at least you can guess the make! [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 07, 2012 (4:45 pm)
bonus point: What engine does it have?
Same V8 as the 507?
#34516 of 36967 Re: Well at least you can guess the make! [andys120]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 07, 2012 (7:53 pm)
Yep, a V-8.
#34517 of 36967 Re: While on the subject of military vehicles [andys120]
Oct 08, 2012 (1:59 am)
Andy, you were nearly right, really - it is a Porsche597 "Jagdwagen" which was a contender for the German Army contract of 1954/6 - they buiilt about 80 I believe but the contract went to DKW (later Audi) for the vehicle that became the Munga.
The engine for this Porsche was the 1600 unit from the contemporary Porsche 356, and the vehicle was designed to float, although it wasn't amphibious because there was no means of propulsion in water - it was intended that they could be towed across rivers etc....
Oct 08, 2012 (4:03 am)
Yes this is Post WWII (1952)>
#34519 of 36967 Re: Sports> [andys120]
Oct 08, 2012 (10:08 am)
Singer 9? Britain would have been making cars like this in volume through the 80s if they'd been allowed.
#34520 of 36967 Re: Sports> [fintail]
Oct 08, 2012 (10:20 am)
Given a choice between that or an Allegro / Montego / Maestro I think perhaps we should have kept on making things like this ..... Although this is a little spartan for most, with acceleration you measure on a calendar...
#34521 of 36967 Re: Sports> [fintail]
Oct 08, 2012 (11:04 am)
Its the Singer 9 4AB - they made this from 1950/2 as an update of the 1939/50 Singer 9 4A - this one had independent front suspension, and can be distinguished from its predecessor by the shorter radiator grille. Amazingly in 1952 they replaced this car with another - the SM Roadster (actually they produced those from late 1951 so it was in parallel for a while) and even updated that in 1953 with a 1500cc engine, in which form it ran on to 1955. In fairness their competitors were really MG with the TD, so it was no more antiquated than that....
The Union Jack radiator is novel though....
#34522 of 36967 Re: Sports> [magnette]
Oct 08, 2012 (11:06 am)
Singer 9 4AB
Oct 08, 2012 (11:08 am)
These three are postwar too...
(Ignore the sign - it relates to a Bentley which is just in shot to the right). Also I am not sure about the individual coachbuilders...
Oct 08, 2012 (11:09 am)