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Standard 10 in the USA



1936 Model Standard 10 Feature






The LeMay Standard 10 on display


Hi Phil:

 

Happy New Year. I have more information on the Standard we have here at the LeMay Car Museum. We recently pulled it out of storage and now have it on display with other British cars. I have attached some photos to this E-mail. We have a Vauxhall Velox from the mid 50s' I am trying to find more info on. Would you have any contacts that may help me?



Hopefully it sends this time. Had to resize the photos and put in zip file.

 

Thanks,

Mike Ellis Thanks Mike, its all here correctly.

 

Its late 1935 i.e. 1936 model year, which would have been introduced at the Motor Show in Oct 1936. Its correct title is an A10. In fact Standard had a new range in parallel called the Flying Standards and this was the last year that the "old" range was produced.

 

Whilst it has been restored, in the most part it has been done close to the original spec. The paint is pretty close. The bumper bars should be black not grey, I suspect the chassis is all grey too, but I can't see that. The brown dash would originally be "scrumble-glazed" to look like wood graining but that skill is almost lost now.

 


Under the bonnet the only non-original point is the coil which has been moved to the firewall from on top of the head, where it was always too hot anyway. The engine block should be black not grey and the exhaust manifold would be bare metal, not treated with High Temperature paint. The starting handle cover should say 10 not 9 of course. Overall though, a genuine and nice car.

 

Does it run? Looks like if you connect a battery it will start?

 

Heres the Club that caters for Vauxhall Velox's (address withheld)

Regards,

Phil Homer

As usual, you can click on any of these photos to see an enlargement:





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