The Chamois appeared in 1964. It was an up-market version of the Hillman Imp, with an 875 cc, ohc, alloy engine developed by Rootes from a Coventry Climax cast iron design. It had great potential as a competitor to the Mini, but suffered various mechanical problems that should have been eliminated before production commenced. Various models were produced up to February 1970, when they were re-badged ‘Sunbeam’ and continued until March 1976.
The picture is of Colin Eagle’s 1966 Mk 2 Chamois, which was first registered on 18 March 1966 in Ripley, Derbyshire.
A Happy 50th Anniversary Year to the Singer Chamois