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Standard 8 in Madeira
Standard 8 Saloon in Madeira
On a recent holiday to Madeira I discovered to my surprise that the classic car scene is quite big there. In a sleepy rental shop in the capital, Funchal, I came across three cars one of which was a left hand drive Standard. I am enclosing a picture of the car which may be of interest to you.
I had a beer in an underground car park that had been converted (by the hotel owner) into a Classic Car bar surrounded by no less than 10 cars ranging from a 1955 XK 120 Jag to a 1964356C Porsche. There are many collectors on the island and one chap owned over 35 cars all in good condition which can be credited to the climate.
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