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Standard Herald Mark 2

Standard built Herald Mark 2's in India

The Mark 2 Standard Herald is featured here - the author's sister is in the Romper Suit!

Karl Bhote continues the comprehensive history of Standard production in India with these Herald Mk 2's.

MHJ 1074 was owned by my father years ago, and was an early Mk II example (1966). I managed to dig out these photos from the family album.

MHJ 5022 (below) is a lovely powder blue example of the mk II, owed from new by one Mary Solomon. The car is still in daily use, and all original, barring the front indicators which should be round and not rectangular. Again, 66.

MHJ 5452, also 1966, is the intermediate model of mkII. This car (very shabby as you can see!) has the regular roof design but a recess-less bootlid.

MHJ 8535, 1967, is the last model of MK II. This type had the recess-less bootlid, as well as a different roof design, nescessary, as it was required for the 4 door Model, the Mk III. This is also the first model to switch to black faced meters on the dash, as opposed to silver faced units. Of special interest in this particular car are the rear windscreen blinds. Extremely rare, and I am very lucky to have found a brand new set from the erstwhile dealer here in Pune. Have you ever seen these? Or are they India specific? Again, note the India specific aftermarket bumpers."

Come back soon for a feature on Standard Herald Mk 3's

All words and pictures from Karl Bhote: