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1. 1934 Standard 10.

Initially I was thinking of the Standard 9 when I saw this old photo, but the arrangement of the door hinges (suicide front and rear), and the distinctive profile of the front bumper, suggests that this is in fact a Standard 10, dating to 1934 or thereabouts. It is shown here driving along the front at Blackpool, taking part in a road run for vintage and pre-war motorcars. A couple of other cars seen on this event already feature on the site, including this 12/50 Alvis.
The Standard was registered JB 4985, a Berkshire-area number issued between 1932 and 1936. A check on the vehicle licensing site shows no record of this pre-war Standard, so chances are its no longer with us, unless the number was sold on and the car lives on with another identity. A Humber Hawk and A35 are also visible, parked in the background. Note the car's full-width wheel discs, an aftermarket fitting.
A prewar Standard Ten saloon
Other Standards to feature in this section include a slightly later Flying 10, a Ten-Twelve, and the boxy post-war version of the Ten here.

2. Another early 1930s' Standard.

The following photograph of an early 1930s' Standard, popped up on the OCC Facebook page in October 2015. Sarah posted it, the gent stood with the car is her dad, the car at the time belonged to his father. At first glance I thought that the car might be a Standard Little Nine, but I'm told that it's a Ten. The registration is OS 3510, a long-running series that hails from Wigtownshire in Scotland. The location of this photo is Aberfeldy, alongside the River Tay, also in Scotland.
Thanks for permitting me to share the photograph on OCC.
(Please click the thumbnail to view full-size image.)
Standard 10 circa 1932
This is how the same location looks today:
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