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Feature on a 1924 SLO4 in India

Feature Restoration of a 924 SLO4 in India

The SLO4 is resplendent in its new paintwork

Dear Phil,

I own a Standard Coventry 1924 model. Body Style- Touring Torpedo. It is in mint condition. It was bought by my father and has been lying in the garage for 76 years. The car is in the process of being restored. In the first long run the car travelled a distance of 65 kms, and attained a high speed of 45 km/hr. The engine, gearbox and steering wheel remain untouched. Could you let me have details of the upholstery and canopy. I would also appreciate any details regarding this model, as I am unable to procure the same in India. I would also like to know if I could seek your advice in matters regarding restoration of the car.

Thanking you, Yours truly,

RM Muthiah

Hi  Mr Muthiah


Thanks for sending some pictures of your car. It appears to be similar but not the same as the 1924 SLO4 that is on the website, here

The main difference is that yours has a backwards slanting windscreen whereas the red one is vertical. (though i have seen others with slanting screens) The other difference is that yours has later wire wheels I would be grateful if you could send me the commission number and any other history that you have of the car so that we can identify it more closely. I will then be able to advise you regarding the restoration. Not that you need much advice of course, the car  looks super in its new paint, which must closely match the original colour?

I hope to hear from you again soon

Kind Regards,

Phil Homer

Dear Mr. Phil,

Many thanks for your prompt reply to my e-mail. I am unable to understand

what you mean by Commission number. I am giving below:

Engine number: 44636

Chassis number: 44528

Number of cylinders: 4

Engine Capacity: 14 HP/1600 CC 

Commission No.2135

This car was imported into India and registered in Madras (now called Chennai) under registration number: MSC 1583. On reviewing a few Vintage Car books, I have decided to have the leather

seats in the same colour as the body paint. The canopy would be in a dark grey canvas material.

Could you tell me how the speedometer cable is connected, as we are unable to identify the link.

I require a wheel rim for the car, would you have any source to procure the same?  If you would require any specific information regarding the car, it would be my pleasure to assist you. Thanking you and awaiting your response,

Yours truly,

RM. Muthiah

Hi, Mr Muthiah

I am presently unable to identify your car as the numbers you give don't match my records. Also a 14Hp car would have an engine of 1994 ccs. I will do more work to try to identify you car.

However, regarding the speedometer;

There should be a pulley on the propshaft, immediately behind the gearbox and this drives another pulley via a small belt. The second pulley drives a speedo cable that drives the speedometer. I hope you can find all this.


Phil Homer

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Here is another picture of the 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