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Archive Feature on a 1932/3 Avon Standard 9 Sports Tourer

Dear Webmaster

 

I confess to not knowing anything about Standard Cars other than recognising the name from my youth. I am a local historian who intends to include the attached photo in a book of old photographs of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire and 'Honest John' has told me that he thinks that this car is a Standard 1 1/2 litre. Could you possibly tell me what it is and whether there is anything particularly unusual/interesting about this model which could be included in the caption accompany the picture. The registration plate is BV 1936 and I wondered whether this might be a clue as to the date of the car.

 

I would appreciate your expert advice

 

Neil Collingwood




Hello Neil

 

Honest John is half right

 

Its a Standard Avon 9 . That is a coachbuilt body by Avons of Warwick on the 1932 or 1933 Standard Little 9 chassis. Probably a handfull of these cars still exist which is quite good for a coachbuilt car which would only ever have been built in dozens.

 

I  recently featured this one for sale in the USA for restoration

 

http://www.standardmotorclub.org.uk/cars/coachbuilders/features/avon.htm

 

And this restored one has recently gone to Ireland

 

http://www.standardmotorclub.org.uk/images/coachbuilders/33whtavon9.jpg

 

Thanks for your interest and best of luck with your book

Thanks and Regards


Phil Homer