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Flying Standard 12 Feature
Flying 12 in Christchurch, New Zealand
Dave Jenkins's Flying 12
Standard Flying 12
Commission Number: DB5384DL
"Allsteel" body by Pressed Steel Co
First Registered 12th Dec.1938 ( Christchurch NZ )
Colour Dark Blue
As found in 1997
My late wife, Sue, and I bought the car in 1997 with the intention of entering the NZVCC International Rally in Hamilton Feb. 2000. Mileage at that stage was 85,711
The car was in pretty good condition body-
The body had had a few accident repairs done to it during it's life and there was some rust in the sills and the bottom of the "C" pillars where the sunroof drains had been leaking because of perished rubber hoses.
All of these items were repaired by a panel beater friend of mine then I rubbed all the body down and sent to another friend for painting. I tackled the interior myself because furniture upholstery is my trade and I had done several cars before.
body ready for painting
engine installed 1999
I stripped the engine completely and sent it to the reconditioner who did a complete rebuild. The engine is now back to standard ( no pun intended ) as the bores were re-
I purchased a reproduction wiring loom from a supplier in Australia and once the car was back from painting in late 1999, assembly started. I finished the car in January 2000 just in time for the Annual Rally run by our local Canterbury branch of the NZVCC. You will note in the photo that I still hadn't received the hubcaps back from the electroplaters! We finished "running-
body is painted
What I can remember is that "Stanley", as our car has come to be known as, never missed a beat, which was a surprise to me because I had no past experience in car restoration, except for the trimming side of things.
We've had many good trips with Stanley over the ensuing years both with the VCC and with our little Standard Enthusiasts Club which I think is the only club catering for Standards in NZ.
Standard Enthusiasts Club
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