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Homepage. This page: A vintage British touring car, in the shape of a 1920's Standard SLO4.

Standard SLO4 Tourer.

Checking around suggests that this fine old tourer is a circa 1922/1923 Standard SLO4 tourer. Between 1920 and 1922, the SLO was powered by a 11.6hp (RAC rated) engine, while the SLO4 of 1922 to 1926 had a slightly larger, overhead-valve four cylinder 13.9hp motor.
Unfortunately this car's registration number cannot be seen, I think this is an early-ish example of the model. In this view, the Standard's roof is folded and covered in a tailored bag. A young chap sits in the front, while two ladies are sat in the rear compartment, protected from buffeting by the Auster screens fitted between the front and rear seating areas. Further peering at the original scan of this photo, reveals that the car is running on Michelin Cable tyres, and has acquired a few dings to its front and rear wings, the rear one being especially out-of-shape.
A healthy type, in bowler hat, can be seen stood with his bicycle to the right, perhaps unaware that he's about to be captured on film forever. Are those sandwiches in the box strapped to the cycle's carrier I wonder?
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Vintage Standard SLO4 car
Various coachbuilt body styles were offered on the SLO4 chassis named after towns in Britain, a popular example being the Warwick tourer.
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