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Coachbuilt Standard 16hp car.

Alan sent over five photographs for identification, the best two of which are shown here. His father bought the car, registered N 124, new in the 1930s. While the radiator did remind me of a pre-war Standard, I couldn't find a match for the coachwork. The feelers were put out within the VSCC world and news came back that it was indeed a Standard, most likely a coacbuilt Standard 16. Further investigations turned up a link to coachbuilder William Arnold of Manchester (which ties in nicely with the Manchester registration). This firm's 'Arnaulet' body of 1932 is all but identical to that fitted to this car, seemingly confirming the car as a circa 1932 Standard 16hp with 'Arnaulet' body.
The first photograph shows the Standard parked at the roadside, with Alan's father stood alongside it. The rear of a large vintage tourer can be seen parked in the background.
(Please click the thumbnail to view full-size image.)
Coachbuilt Standard 16 sports saloon
The second shot shows the coachbuilt sports saloon bodywork side-on, with a young lady behind the wheel.
Pre-war Standard car
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Various pre- and post-war Standards appear in this gallery, including a special-bodied 16hp Standard with coachwork by Avon.

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