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  • Regularly driven and maintained throughout the six years of current ownership
  • New dynamo, electrics, water pump, oil pump, filter, fan belt
  • Original and well-preserved inside and out

The Appeal

After the 1929 Wall Street Crash and subsequent ‘Great Depression’ all but put pay to expensive motor cars, manufacturers were forced to develop more affordable vehicles if they were to weather the storm. Britain's Standard Motor Company did well during the early ‘30s with new Nine and Ten models, providing a much-needed injection of cash to develop the more innovative ‘Flying’ Standards which came to market in 1936.
Incorporating all-new streamlined bodywork, this Standard Flying Twelve cut quite the figure in 1936 and is to this day a handsome motor car that still works as its makers intended 88 years ago. These are among the most usable pre-war cars around, and as all vehicles of this age benefit from MOT and road tax exemption, they’re simple and inexpensive to run. 
For those seeking a well-sorted example, our car benefits from a recent mechanical overhaul and is driven regularly. Resplendent with age-commensurate patina, this supremely usable Standard is a very appealing proposition.

The History and Paperwork

  • V5C present
  • Copy of an original Buff logbook
  • Several invoices for parts purchased
  • In present ownership for the last six years
  • Exempt from road tax and MOT testing
  • 81,769 miles indicated
  • Garage stored, regularly driven and maintained

The Condition

  • Smart maroon paintwork with contrasting black wheel arches and wheels
  • Some light wear and age-commensurate deterioration to the brightwork
  • The streamlined bodywork appears straight and solid 
  • All presents well underneath
  • The chassis looks in very sound order
  • All four doors, the bonnet and boot lid fit well 
  • The wheels and tyres all look to be in smart order
  • Besides some wear to the driver’s seat, the blue upholstery exhibits only light patina
  • Charming original Smiths instruments
  • The blue carpets are in very good overall condition
  • The door cards and dashboard present well
  • Very smart headlining
  • Equipped with a sliding sunroof

The Mechanics 

  • 1,609 cc four-cylinder sidevalve engine
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • The vendor informs us that it starts and runs readily, benefitting from regular use
  • New dynamo, electrics, water pump, oil pump, filter and fan belt reportedly fitted
  • The vendor states that the Standard drives well, with no apparent issues

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1936
  • Make Standard
  • Model Flying Twelve
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 81,769 Miles
  • Engine size 1603
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Sutton Coldfield
  • Location West Midlands
  • Country United Kingdom

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