1958 Standard Eight Gold Star


***Please note that these photographs have been supplied by the Vendor ***

Highlights


  • Very complete documentation
  • Excellent condition model, thoroughly restored less than 10 years ago
  • One of two models sold in Shoal Green

The Appeal


An often-forgotten brand and model in UK motoring history, the Standard Motor Company launched its Eight in 1953 as a compact four-door saloon featuring the latest SC overhead valve engine technology. 

First registered in 1958, this model is one of just two Standard Eights to be finished in Shoal Green from the factory making it true rarity on British roads. Furthermore, it underwent an extensive restoration between 2012 and 2019 before finally being sold outside of the single family that had owned it until then. 

Until now, the car had never made it to the open market having only exchanged hands within its original family and to acquaintances making a total of 3 recorded owners totalling just 28,000 miles.

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History and Paperwork


  • Bought from new in South London in 1958
  • Owned by a single family for most of its life
  • Dry garage stored for several years 
  • Full restoration undertaken by previous owner from 2012
  • With current owner for the past 3 years
  • Service history mostly made up of invoices
  • All old MOT certificates come with the car
  • Spare set of keys
  • Plenty of invoices
  • Original bill of sale
  • All owner’s handbooks and service book included
  • Sale includes photos of the restoration
  • Comes with V5c

The Interior


  • Tan leather seats
  • Seat belts fitted to the front row
  • Electric windscreen washer option fitted
  • Rear bench seat looks in great condition
  • Door cards matching seats, look very good
  • Chrome trim details throughout the interior look clean
  • Speedometer and fuel gauge both work fine according to the owner
  • Headlining seemingly secure
  • Manual winding windows
  • Carpets in presentable condition; very good shape in the back
  • Original jack and starting handle stored in boot
  • Leopard print seat covers stored in boot due to deterioration



The Exterior


  • Rare Shoal Green colour is original from the factory
  • Very good condition bodywork
  • Gold Star variant includes an opening boot lid
  • Chrome trim all looks near immaculate
  • Wheels in very good shape
  • Seemingly good tread on the tyres
  • Badges all look clean
  • Very clean underneath
  • Excellent overall shape testament to the restoration work done between 2012 and 2018


The Mechanics


  • 803cc overhead valve inline-four engine, 30hp
  • Engine bay in good shape
  • 4-speed manual transmission with synchromesh
  • Drives and starts well
  • The owner informs us everything works as it should 

Summary


Having spent much of its life owned by a single family, this 1958 Standard Eight Gold Star is in very good condition, a testament to what the power of love and an extensive restoration will do to a car. It’s finished in the very rare Shoal Green colour, so you’ll struggle to bump into another model like this.



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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1958
  • Make Standard
  • Model Eight Gold Star
  • Colour Shoal Green
  • Odometer 28,207 Miles
  • Engine size 803
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Dartford
  • Location Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
20 bids
  • Re•••• £4,300 09/12/22
  • ra•••• £4,200 09/12/22
  • ca•••• £4,100 09/12/22
  • pe•••• £4,000 09/12/22
  • ca•••• £3,900 09/12/22
  • St•••• £3,800 09/12/22
  • ca•••• £3,700 09/12/22
  • Jl•••• £3,500 09/12/22
  • ra•••• £3,100 09/12/22
  • 5a•••• £3,000 09/12/22

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