The Gazelle was the first Singer to be produced following the take-over
of the Singer company by the Rootes Group in 1956 and was a version of
the mainstream Hillman Minx differing mainly in retaining the Singer
overhead cam engine. Externally the only significant difference was a
restyled nose based around a traditional Singer grille. The new car was
announced in late September 1956.
The body style followed by the Gazelle between 1956 and 1967 came to be
known as the "Audax" body, with significant input from the US based
Loewy design organisation, highly regarded at the time partly on account
of Loewy's input to several iconic Studebaker designs.
The Dinky Gazelle was released in 1958 and remained in the range until
1963. It is either grey over green or cream over brown, always with spun
hubs and windows, no interior or suspension.
This Dinky was sourced in August 2013 from Lacy Scot & Knight