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1934 Standard 10/12 Speedline

1934 Standard 10/12 Speedline in Britain's Best Drives, Non-fiction TV, 2009 IMDB Ep. 1

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1934 Standard 10/12 Speedline

Position 00:02:12 [*] Background vehicle

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dsl SX

2018-05-03 04:51

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British Motor Museum at Gaydon. 1934 Standard 10/12 Speedline, AAD 570.

"Standard introduced the Speed range for the Motor Show in 1934. With a choice of a coupé and two saloons, it shared the same 10hp chassis, suitably strengthened for a more powerful 12hp engine. The Speed model had a higher gear ratio, cast Millenite ribbed brake drums, knock-on hubs, a high compression aluminium cylinder head and twin carburettors. The body was gently streamlined in deference to tastes of the time and this model was the direct frontrunner of the ‘Flying Standard’ range which followed in the 1930s. Accessories included a twin-tone horn and a windscreen washer spray.

Finished in ivory with scarlet flashes, this Speedline was originally sold to a lady in Cheltenham. After only a few months, she returned it to the dealer as she couldn’t get on with the car. The head salesman, John Oates, decided to buy the car for himself. He adorned the radiator with a bronze eagle mascot. During WW2 the car was used on police duty, the body was painted black and a single carburettor was fitted to aid economy. Mr Oates kept the car until 1967, later using it as a summer house. Discovered by the next owner in Mr Oates’ garden, the car was restored during the 1970s before passing to the Trust.

Engine: 4 cyl, 1608cc, Top Speed: 70mph [113 km/h], Power: 45 bhp, Price new: £250
" - from here.

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