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Postwar Standard in Cyprus Feature



Postwar Standard Restored in Cyprus:


Thanks go to Glafkos Demades, who sent me this article on his cars:



The Flying Standard came to my possession in the late 70's and surely before December 1978 the month that it was re-registered maintaining though the same number 4720 but losing the prefix " N " for Nicosia.An acluaintance of mine adoctor was the previous owner had it abandoned in the corner of his yard with thesunroof opened and when the time came to clean the place Ire remembered that my father was the sole distributor of the SMC Ltd ( since 1932) and would I be interested to help in the cleaning by removing it from there.


I bought the car which I found in a most miserable condition BUT was lucky enough to find a good number of the mechanical parts like pistons, bearings, head gasket etc from the corner of our own spare part store of the family business.


Have had the car completely dismantled and replaced all the woodwork, new upholstery, window rubber mountings replaced, etc etc and re- assembled. Presently the car is in good mechanical order and hope to have it examined for it's next MOT test due shortly. Shall be re-painted again in the original grey of 1947.


The TR2 ( 1954 ' long door" side- screen model) is almost new because all parts are readily available through MOSS and have fitted front and rear stabilizer barswith which the car becomes easier to drive.


The Wolseley 6/110 ( 1963 manual with overdrive power steering ) was a one owner car very well looked after for much of the time but was only left abandoned for the last fifteen years before I bought it. It is really a good car and have won the 1994 International Historical Rally with it.



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