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Newly Discovered "Salmon and Sons" bodied Standard
The Salmons and Sons bodied Standard........
There has been a thread on the Standard forum for a couple of weeks now, where an owner was trying to find a carburettor for a Standard 8. After further questioning, it transpires that this is not an "Eight" at all, but something much rarer. The registration document has been unearthed and these photographs have also emerged:
The owner believes that this is a Salmon and Sons bodied Standard 12Hp. Salmon and Sons were a coachbuilders dating back to 1820 ( real carriages!) but they became "Tickfords" in the mid 1930's. Tickfords survive today as part of Aston Martin, i.e. now owned by the Ford Motor Company.
The photographs lead me to believe that this is a 1934 car, though the owners paperwork states that it is 1935. This seems unlikely, since the car appears to be identical to the Dave Osbourne ( ex Sid Sparkes)1934 Tickford 10Hp That is the grey car that I have included below. Therefore, if this is Salmon and Sons it must be earlier than the Tickford illustrated.
I hope to be able to more accurately identify what is undoubtedly a very rare car, be it either a Tickford, or Salmon and Sons, when the commission number is available.
Rare Standard may even be unique. (Watch this space!)
Steering wheel and instruments are from the 1934 parts bin
"Tickford" type half folding hood
The car interior appears to be complete
The rear view shows the Tickford style "winding hole" on the rear corner
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