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 1934 Standard 10 Feature



1934 Standard 10 Convertible Feature






 ART 962 as she was bought from London Colney, St. Albans in 1974. Click on it to see the larger version


"Hello:


I was wondering if you could help me find this vehicle. In the summer of 1974, my late dear friend, Alan Muxworthy and I visited England to purchase some antique vehicles. We found ART962 at the Bridge Garage in the village of London Colney near St.Albans. The late Clive Muston was the proprietor.



We purchased it and brought it to Canada. Since I had no interest in the car, I sold my share to my friend. Alan kept it for about a year and sold it to someone  I believe from Kitchener, Ontario. As I recall this car had a storied past. Apparently It was one of only 5000 manufactured. It had one time belonged to someone with Royal ties. A log indicated that it had travelled throughout Europe and parts of Asia. I would like to see it again and if the current owner is a member, perhaps you can contact him and pass along my e-mail address or if possible let me know who he is.



Thank you for your help in this matter


Richard Dinelle"


Hello Richard, 


For sometime I have been in correspondence with Mathew Weymar in Princeton about his 1934 convertible, though I have never seen a picture of it. However, within a week of your email he sent me photographs of the car, taken recently. Its really spooky that you should both send me photos unprompted, and at the same time, but I am pleased to put you in touch with each other.


There are not of course, 5000 of these cars, in fact, it would suprise me if we were to find another (Go on, please suprise me!) I think it is based on the 10/12 Saloon, which would explain the knock-on hubs, it probably therefore has twin carbs, though I can't see that from these pictures. Also, the saloon screen has been dispensed with and replaced with a fold-flat "aero" type screen


4 door convertibles are rare in any marque, but particularly so in a "Standard". I must wonder just how well both doors work when they are hung on the same centre post like this?


I doubt if this was a factory conversion, so if anyone knows the coachbuilder please tell us by visiting the club messageboard


Here are Mathew's photos, you can click on any of them to see a (slightly) larger version





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