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Standard 14 Van in Sweden
Postwar Standard 14 signwritten for Ferguson
The photo of the delightful van belonging to the Belgian patisseur reminded me of a picture I have meant to send you a long time. It shows a 1947 Standard 14 unexpectedly as a van. It was operated by AB Farming, the Swedish importers of the Ferguson tractor. AB Farming was a
subsidiary of ANA, sole distributors from 1945 of Standard cars in Sweden. The car meet in June this year celebrating ANA's establishment 70 years ago was recently well reported on for the web-
We all sense that normally it would be beneath a Standard 14 to appear in the guise of a commercial vehicle, but as a service van it must have put up a good show for the tractor business. This van has unfortunately not survived for all I know and it is not known either if there were other examples. The only information I have is the enclosed image, from which I believe the following conclusions can be made.
The photo was taken when the van was brand new because it is still on trade plates. It has just been filled up with petrol from the blue pump with the old-
One wonders on what basis it was built. Cars were so scarce in those immediate post-
Later on, Vanguard vans were used as service vehicles calling on farms using Ferguson tractors and the 14 van (vans?) was then probably decommissioned.