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1939 Singer Super 12 Saloon
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dyse



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:19 pm    Post subject: 1939 Singer Super 12 Saloon Reply with quote

Hello all,

My wife and I are the proud new owners of a 1939 Singer Super 12 Saloon. We are at the moment awaiting delivery, pending suitable storage in the SE London/Kent area. Classic cars is a new thing for us, but we've been on the 1940s living history scene for a long time. This car is a dream come true!


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kevin2306



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Location: nr Llangollen, north wales

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi

what a stunning car!

kev
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Rick
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a beauty, welcome to the forum and I look forward to reading more about it.

RJ
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pmarshal



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow fantastic....make sure you're at the Bromley Car Show next year! Go into the one make parking.

http://www.bromleypageant.co.uk/
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely cars and rare too. There is a 47 model down near us and it does look good.
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dyse



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys, I'll upload some better photos of "Bertie" and do a little write-up as well, hopefully some time next week.

The Bromley Pageant is on the to-do list, until then we hope to take Bertie on the road and to events as soon as possible.

We're very lucky to have a bit of history of the car as well. It was ordered in October 1938 from Sharwood Motors Ltd of Ealing, London, W5 and delivered March 1939. As far as I can gather, the original owner kept it until his death in 1972.

Over the past few days I've been lucky to find a few original sales brochures, and these are the covers of two of them:





I'm still digging for more information to fill in the gaps in its 75 year-old history and I'm particularly interested in finding out what happened to it during WW2 and what the original owner used it for.
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pmarshal



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried writing to DVLA and requesting the names/addresses of the previous owners? You might be lucky!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pmarshal wrote:
Have you tried writing to DVLA and requesting the names/addresses of the previous owners? You might be lucky!


Worth a go, I need to do something similar. I've a feeling that registrations issued in London were lost during WW2, but it'd worth making a few enquiries.

RJ
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dyse



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good idea, thanks for the tip - will get in touch with DVLA shortly.

Our "Bertie" got delivered yesterday so I finally had my first spin around the Kentish countryside Very Happy
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Richard H



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks stunning, do you have any more pictures?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote






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dyse



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It also has a stunning art deco interior, with sunburst pattern on the door panels:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a cracker, I like the tin garage alongside it too - is that its home?

RJ
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dyse



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rick, no that was where it stayed for two days until we got the key to a lockup garage. It's the home of a Riley restoration workshop, owned by a very helpful and friendly chap.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is fantastic!
all we need now are some pics of you and wifey with it in all your period gear!

Kev
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