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A Wellesbourne in Ireland



Hello Lynda,

               I found your email address on the Standard Owners Club website and thought I'd send in this family photo. Took me a few years to identify the make until a friend recognised the emblem on the radiator to be a Standard. After looking through the club website possibly an SLO4? The photo i more than likely taken in Ireland and pictured left to right are my grandfather, his two brothers and my great grandmother. Would you be able to identify the car and possibly tell me anything about it? Please feel free to use the photo in any club magazines. 


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Hi Robert,

Sorry for the delay.

Consensus of views is that this is a 1926 or 1927 Standard Model V4 with a "Wellesbourne" body, slightly later than the SLO4. Amongst the slight differences, the SLO4 has small triangular quarter lights that are missing on the Irish car. The Wellesbourne was a replacement for the SL04 and Standard tried to cut the cost of building it with a new engine, though still 2 litres, and by using a 3 speed box rather than 4



Thank you for your interest and the car will appear on our Website. I have enhanced the picture by removing the usual sepia tone









Phil Homer