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Standard 16 in Australia

1932 Standard 16 Restoration Project

The 16 as it looked in 1974

Hello Phil,

My name is John Wilson, from Albion Park, about 100km south of Sydney, Australia.  My Standard Motor Club membership number is 5358.


I have a 1932 16HP Standard which is currently under restoration.  I notice that you don't have a picture of a 1932 16 in your gallery, so I thought I would send you a couple of pictures of mine. Unfortunately they are very old pictures taken before I dismantled the car in about 1974.  I will leave it to you to decide if the one of the complete car is good enough, or if you want to publish it in the gallery.


I can't believe I was so stupid as to have only taken a handful of photographs before dismantling the car.  Family illness and other problems meant that I made little progress on the restoration until I retired in 2005, and even now it is slow, but we are progressing.


I have also just discovered you article on the 1927 18/42 model restored by Gerald Atrill, here in Australia.  The car looks terrific.  I would like to catch up with Gerald if he is anywhere near me, and was wondering if you could send me his email address - assuming he is agreeable, of course.  Or I am certainly happy for you to forward this email on to him, if that is a better option.


I am also keen to contact anyone else who has a 1932  16 if such people are about.


Thanks for the great website you people have organised.  I don't know if I'll ever make it to a club run, but I like getting the Review each time it comes out.


Thanks again,

John Wilson

Thanks John,

Now look here, this is a very rare car that you have, that's why my website isn't busting with them. Due to the road-tax at the time we Brits didn't buy very many of them and you probably have more of them down there is Aus. It high time it was restored so I am glad you have retired, with the intention of getting on with it. It looked very complete and "do-able" 35 years ago! Please keep a photographic record of the restoration, which I will gladly publish here. We would all be delighted to see the completed car!

Good luck with the project!

Kind regards,


Here's the 6 cylinder engine of this car:

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