Archive Photo of Standard Model V2, 1923
1923 Model V2
This is the first photograph of a Standard Model V2 to be featured on this Website. There is only one known surviving car of this model and that is currently being restored in this country. The one above appears to be owned by Adolf Hilter.
This model superseded the V1, of which only a small number were built and which is thought to be extinct. When I say that, someone usually proves me wrong. So if you have a V1, I would be delighted to hear from you!
The V1 was powered by Standard's very first overhead valve engine of 1087cc. The car wasn't a great success so Standard set about improving it. So the engine bore was enlarged from 62 to 68mm, giving a new engine with a swept capacity of 1307cc, which with a number of other improvements was fitted to the V2. By keeping the price unaltered, for what was a larger, more powerful car, the V2 became a sales success.
Maybe, when the sole surviving V2 is restored, I will be able to feature it here.
Photo supplied by Alfred Breth
Report By Phil Homer