This is Tony Raynor's superb 1936 Le Mans Nine hp. Tony lives in California and his car was recently featured in a new US Classic Car publication, Hemmings 'Sports and Exotic Cars'. In the magazine, Tony says:
"This is the eighth Singer Le Mans that I've restored. I'm just in love with them. When I was a small boy in England I had a newspaper route and saw one derelict in a driveway, and I was just enamored of it. I didn't have much money, but the first one that I bought when I was 16 cost me all of £65 (about $125). I became frustrated working on that car and sold it, and two weeks later I was missing it already and bought another one. "Between driving and restoring, I prefer restoring them. It's absolutely diabolical to drive it in the summer here - as you're driving, the heat stays in the wooden floor boards. I drive it in the Californian wintertime. "I've always loved the car's looks. A small, two-seater car to me is an ideal car. It's not fast enough for the freeway, though - it'll do 70 to 75 mph, but that is really working it. I guess it's pedestrian by today's standards - it sounds like a Ferrari and goes like a postman's van."