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Flying Eight 1938-41

 1021cc


 57 X 100


SEE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED BY BARD NIELSEN AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

July 1938 8A

 N1

 Onwards



January 1940 8A

 N23069

 Onwards



August 1940 8A

 N33101

 Onwards

 De Luxe


August 1940 8A

 N34601

 Onwards

 Standard







Flying Nine 1936-38

1131cc

60 X 100



July 1936   9A

 A1

 A9375



July 1937   9BA

 A9376

 A10500




July 1937   9B    

 AB1

 A9626



July 1938   9CB

 AB 9628

 A13000








Flying Ten 1936-39

1343cc from 1267cc from

1936-37 1937-39


Alternative 12 hp engine available in 1937

March 1936  A10S

414001

416500




421001

422000



July 1936  10AL

B1

B6357



July 1936  10A   

C1


C500



July 1937  10BLA   

B6358


B10000



July 1937  10 BL   

BB1

BB6050*




July 1938  10C   

BC1

BC5000



January 1940

BC 6835


Onwards







*RAF 5 Cwt Van started at BB5124 and ran irregularly.

(numbers, that is, not the van!)






Flying Light Twelve1936

1609cc  




March 1936   AL12S

416501

421000


discontinued September 1936






Flying Twelve  1935 - 39

1609cc  




October 1935  A12S

400001

404000


last November 1936

September 1936 12AL

D1

D9995




September 1936 12A    -

E1

E122



July 1937 12BL

DB1

DB11951



July 1937 12B    

E123

E138



July 1938 12CB  

DB11952

DB13000




July 1938 12C

DC1

DC8823








Flying Fourteen    1936 - 40

1776cc




July 1936  14A

F1

F2791



July 1937  14BA

F2792

F3462



July 1937  14B

FB1

FB991



July 1938  14CB

FB992

FB3783


Alternative 12 hp engine available in 1937/38







Flying Sixteen  1934 - 36

2143cc




Oct 1935  A16S

405001

406500








Flying Twenty   1935 - 40

2664cc




October 1935 A20S

405701

406400



July 1936 20A

HI

H452



July 1937 20 BA

H453

H587



July 1938 20 CB

H658

onwards








Flying Twenty V8 1936 -38

 2686cc




October 1936

J1

J220



July 1937

J221

onwards








Post War Cars

1009cc




Eights





July 1945    

NA 1




January 1946

NA 1711




January 1947

NA 19344




January 1948

NA 42063









Twelves





July 1945

DD 1




January 1946

DD 490




January 1947

DD 4107




January 1948

DD 7828




July 1948

DD 8548









Fourteens





January 1946

ED 265




January 1947

ED 5993




January 1948

ED 13735




July 1948

ED 15085









Common prefixes and suffixes





DL - Saloon





T4 - Tourer





SC - Estate





CP - Drophead Coupe





CO - Chassis Only





Flying Standard Commission Numbers:

This page is designed to enable you to identify your car model and where possible the year of manufacture  from the car's Commission number.


Pre-war, the cars were named Flying Standard, but after the war the company reintroduced similar models without the "Flying" prefix. The Post War cars are listed at the end of this section.

Flying Eight prewar:

Saloons and Dropheads assembled by Standard themselves at Canley, drophead bodies built by Mulliners of Birmingham. Tourer bodies built by Carbodies, and also assembled into cars by them, in independent commission number series. Standard reported production not by calendar years, but by own financial year, running from 1.Sept. to 31.Aug. following year. The dropheads only appeared out of the blue around turn of the year 1938/39. Number of cars assembled reported by Standard only referred to vehicles assembled by themselves, at Canley.

Saloon and Tourer prototypes (DDU 514 & DDU 516) both registered 15.2.1938.

Commission number allocations:

N 1 – N 10,000: RHD Saloons with Dropheads amongst them; appr. 15.9.1938 – 1.3.1939.

N 10,001 – N 11,000: RHD Tourers; 7.11.1938 – 9.5.1939.  

N 11.001 – N 21,000: RHD Saloons with Dropheads amongst them; appr. 1.3.1939 – 1.8.1939.  

N 21,001 – N 21,500: RHD Tourers; 9.5.1939 – 27.7.1939.   

N 21,501 – N 22,000: LHD Saloons in CKD form for assembly in Denmark, March 1939.

N 22,001 – N 22,500: Only formal allocation for Dropheads; mid. May 1939.   

N 22,501 – N 22,550: 50 LHD Tourers for Denmark; 27.3. - 1.4.1939.  

N 22,551 onwards:    RHD Saloons with Dropheads amongst them; appr. 27.7.1939 – mid. March 1940.

Final Flying Eight assembled at Canley may be N 34,601.

Thereafter “nearly 500 YMCA tea vans for the war effort”, followed by a batch of CKD sets for Mortlock Bros in Perth, Australia. The odd extra RHD Tourer may have been assembled by Carbodies during the autumn/winter of 1939/40.

Total number of pre-war Flying Eights: Close to 37,500.


Bard Nielsen