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Peanut's Story



A Standard 10 called Peanut



1957 Standard 10 Family Saloon


Manufactured :         Monday 19th March 1956 (before 8am) - according to the Standard Register's records.


First Registered :     Tuesday 9th April 1957


Hi, I’m “Peanut”. I’ve only had 2 owners from new and covered 45,000 miles. I lived the first half of my life in the valleys of South Wales with my first owner. Sadly he died and I was then bought by my present owner on 3rd December 1983. He was a young chap who had just passed his test but he (and his Dad) took good care of me, repaired my steering, gears and brakes and I was used as his “student” car for a number of years. I was then sadly laid up and forgotten about while he enjoyed a Triumph Stag for a number of years until I was woken up and proudly carried my owner and his new wife on their Wedding Day in 1997.  Then I was again laid up due to high mortgage payments on my new Garage (with attached house) near Stamford until it was called upon for another family wedding in 2005 and the International Standard Rally where I was reunited with lots of my old friends from my birthplace in Coventry.


Last year I successfully covered 1100 miles and I am increasingly used for shows and road runs.


Next year will be my 50th Birthday (since first registration) and my owner has promised me a shiny new coat – in my original colour of course ! Very little work has been needed to keep me working well but I have had new sills, a replacement gearbox, and engine rebuild and a recon steering box. I think I'm going to need some front wheel bearings soon according to the very nice MOT man who treats me with great respect !


I look forward to meeting you all.


Conan Lewis