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Homepage. This page: Several photographs of pre- and post-war Standard 8 tourers with their owners.

Photos showing a touring Standard 8.

I found these original 1950s photographs in an old album for sale at a local car boot sale, purchased for the grand sum of 1. Some of the motorcycle images are in the classic 'bike pics section. The 4 pictures of a rare Standard (Flying?) Eight tourer however are part of the period motoring photos section of this website, and are shown below.
Standard Flying 8hp
Judging by other photographs in the album, I think the gent shown proudly with his post-war (I think) car lived somewhere around the Staffordshire area, although sadly there are no notes identifying exactly where the pictures were taken. There is however a wartime "Active Service" issue envelope, as used by servicemen during WW2, which is addressed to a Miss M Phillips of Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent - of course the envelope may be nothing to do with the photos or people shown, but equally it could be. The sender of the letter was a Mr A. Phillips.
The colour photo showing Mr Phillips I think must date to the 1950s. Does FTO 185 still exist somewhere? it doesn't show on the DVLA website, but that isn't a guarantee that the car is no more. The photograph below shows the same tourer, this time with the hood in place. Can anyone confirm that this is indeed an 8 tourer, a Flying 8 tourer, or is it a 9 tourer? (Update: a member of the Standard Motor Club suggests it is probably a (just) post-war Standard Eight)
Standard Flying Eight
The final pair of photos I have showing this car, were taken outside the Belle Vue Hotel. Again there is no indication of where this pub cum hotel actually was, although it served Offilers' Ales, Luncheons and Teas. There is bunting in evidence - was it Coronation year? Two motorcycles, one with sidecar, appear on the right in front of the hotel, with the Standard on its own to the left, with its owner.
Standard Flying Eight
Standard Flying Eight
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2. A different Standard 8 tourer.

Next, a photo of a similar Standard motor-car, this one with a military chap sat behind the wheel. At first glance it looks identical to the car shown in the above photos, but a closer look reveals no door handles on this example. The lamps are also slightly larger, and there is some extra brightwork fitted to the bonnet side panels and the grille. Possibly a pre-war rather than post-war example?
(Please click the thumbnail to view full-size image.)
Another Standard 8
Photographs of a rare Australian-bodied 8 tourer, by coachbuilder T.J. Richards, can now be found on this page.

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