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Standard 1934 9 Saloon Feature

1934 "9" Two Door Saloon

Alan writes the following about his car:

"I saw the car in a field in November 1995 and bought it for £750.

I spent 3 years restoring it, working on it nearly every day. The only part of the restoration not done by me was the remetaling of the bearings and the machining of the crankshaft and cylinders.

There is an article about it in the September 1998 club magazine.

The car is a 1934 Standard 9, chassis number 215926SP, engine number 3168. and has now covered just 800 miles since being born again. Driving it is an experience as there are no indicators fitted and setting off from stationary is a very slow business. The cable brakes are quite good especially the hand brake which works on all four wheels using the same linkage as the foot pedal. The 1052cc side valve engine seems to have plenty of power on the level but dies a bit on hills but it's not yet "run in".

The car is brush painted with coach paint, I gave it three coats of primer, three of maroon and three of varnish. I use the car about twice a week running locally and recently completed without incident the Manchester to Blackpool rally covering 180 miles that day."

The photograph below shows the same car before it's restoration. I am sure you will agree that Alan has made a superb restoration.

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