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1938 Standard Flying Twelve Drophead Coupé

1938 Standard Flying Twelve Drophead Coupé in They Met in the Dark, Movie, 1943 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: UK

1938 Standard Flying Twelve Drophead Coupé

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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Alexander DE

2006-03-29 00:41

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[Image: theymetinthedark029st.2718.jpg] [Image: theymetinthedark052fw.7955.jpg]

I think it is a Jowett 8 or 10, but I am not sure and so far cannot find any proof.

wrenchhead US

2006-03-29 01:30

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how about a dodge :lol:

wrenchhead US

2006-03-29 01:37

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I think its a BMW circa 1935.

Alexander DE

2006-03-29 01:42

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Too small for a Dodge :D

I thought about a Fraser-Nash-BMW, but could not match it.

The film was made in 1943 in the UK. Taking a genuine BMW for the good guy would probably have been not such a good idea.

wrenchhead US

2006-03-29 01:48

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You are probably right and it seems a little small but that grill certainly looks like a 1935 BMW. Can't find anything else with that exact shape. Some Jowetts are close but the top of the grill is too angular. I also thought about Lancia but that probably wouldn't have been any more likely than BMW.

Junkman UK

2006-03-29 04:45

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1939 Standard Flying Eight.

pilou BE

2006-03-29 09:56

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Agree with Junkman , Standard Flying Eight 1939.

Alexander DE

2006-03-29 10:00

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Junkman wrote 1939 Standard Flying Eight.

Of course, silly me! Thanks, Junkman!

Sunbar UK

2007-01-24 11:46

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Quite probably the make is 'Standard' but the 'Flying Eight' Tourer is a smaller car than this.

The 'Flying Eight' Tourer had flexible side-screens in place of the glass side windows with the quarter-lite as shown in the movie vehicle.

Not a 'Flying Eight' as here www.imcdb.org/vehicle.php?id=82102

[Image: fsstandardeighttourer199zd.th.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2007-01-24 11:47:33

Sunbar UK

2007-01-24 12:00

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1939 Flying Light Twelve Drophead Coupe as below.

The following are for the 1937 model although by 1939 brochures for the Flying Twelve saloon show they use the later 'Water-fall' radiators.

Link to "www.motorbase.com"

[Image: flyinglighttwelve11qy.6582.jpg] [Image: flyinglighttwelve25xc.2935.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2007-01-24 12:21:32

Sunbar UK

2019-11-06 21:34

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The Flying Twelve Drophead Coupé was introduced in March 1937.
Flying Twelve with waterfall grill from October 1937, model year 1938.

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