With little money around to develop new models, the company did their best to squeeze the maximum out of those which they had succeeded in launching.
The first post-war Singer to be launched post-war was the SM1500, a large family saloon in production between 1948 to 1956.
The SM1500 was brought in to replace the Super 10 and Super 12 models, both steady sellers before the outbreak of World War II.
The Singer SM 1500’s body was styled in-house, with most of the credit going to by Leo Shorter.
Shorter, who had acted as Singer's chief engineer for more than ten years, later confessed that the SM1500’s design had been marginally “inspired” by a similar model released by American manufacturers Kaiser-Frazer.
Far from being one of the best looking cars on the market, the SM 1500 made up for that by being exceptionally practical.
To begin with, the SM 1500 was fitted with an overhead camshaft engine, making it almost unique at that time among UK produced saloon cars.
According to independent media reports, the Singer SM 1500’s engine block was so strong and resilient it could travel up to 65,000 miles (105,000 kilometres) without ever needing to open the top of the engine for a rebore.
As far as internal trim was concerned, the SM 1500 came with a bench seat in the complete with a folding armrest as standard, while those owners who wanted a taste of luxury could choose leather upholstery.