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1927 18/42 Feature


Previously unknown 1927 model unearthed in Australia





First ever sighting of a 18/42 model



Gerald Atrill has emailed from Australia with these shots of a model that I didn't know existed.


It's a 6 cylinder model 6-V but rated at 18/42 Hp. The reference material identifies a 1927 6-V, but rates it as a 18/36 Hp machine.  As it happens I don't know of the existence of one of those either!


Gerald believes the difference in the 18/42 & 18/36 to be:

  18/36------3 speed , vertical louvres on bonnet sides

  18/42------4speed,  horizontal  louvres on bonnet sides ( though his car is minus its bonnet)


It was incomplete when he bought the car and since then he has  have been buying  anything that might fit. He has 4 different  radiators, all out of  Standards. He would like a photograph of what the car should look like - I have nothing, so can you help?


As Standard were in the habit of exporting cars in chassis form at the time, for bodywork to be fitted by local builders, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that Gerald's car is one of those. Perhaps the 18/42 was also an export only model, which is why I can find no reference to it at home. 


In any case, Gerald, you must have the only one. That quote usually ensures that someone will mail me about another - bring it on!


If you , dear reader, have any more information, I would be glad to publish it and Gerald would be pleased to hear about it.


View of the six cylinder engine bay



I am aware that there are other cars and information that could be added to this site to make it more comprehensive, so if you have material and photographs, please let me know.  Please send me, Phil Homer, a message at: Phil Homer