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What is it?
Another Standard Mystery is resolved
Above and below, an early 30's Standard on unmade New Zealand roads
Standard of possibly about 1930 vintage owned by my great-
> Hi Rod,
I am almost certain this is a 1933/4 Standard Twenty Special Coachbuilt Saloon. The additional equipment specification included the second spare wheel and tyre, the only Standard of that era I can find that has six wheels.
There could only have been a handfull of these made, so for one to make it to NZ is quite a surprise. Road Tax on a 20Hp car here was very expensive at the time, perhaps less so in NZ?
I will publish the photos in the Post Vintage Archives. (its actually in the "What is it?" section )
Many thanks for the information -
back to 1925 when the Post Office took over vehicl licensing on a national basis from local councils. A variable initial registration fee, depending on engine size, was in force however for several years in the 1970s to discourage purchases of cars with heavy fuel consumption.
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