SINGER SM 1500/Hunter
For a small company like Singer, the SM1500 saloon was a brave step; its blocky and slab-sided styling reflecting contemporary American trends. However, whatever the good intentions, the result was a very unappealing car with a row of slats instead of a front grille and a very plain appearance. The 1506cc overhead-cam engine was sprightly enough, as was the 1497cc version fitted from 1951 (but which had more power). The 1954 update into the Hunter saw a more attractive and traditional look, with a proper grille but some glassfibre panels.