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 Standard 8 Feature

Uruguayan Standard 8 Tourer Restoration

Here's an update on the progress to the restoration of Andres Goncalves's Postwar Standard 8 Tourer in Uruguay. You will see that most of the hard work has been done, not least the fabrication of a new set of sills. I am sure Andres is well on the way to completing this project, which just shows what can be done with a very unpromising original example.

Good luck, Andres, and I look forward to featuring your completed car in due course

Here is what the car looked like earlier:

Hi, dear Phil, 

My name is Andres Goncalves, I have contacted you before, because I am the owner of a Standard 8 Tourer 1948, that I have purchased some time ago in very poor condition. Actually I am restoring the car and I need to know the brand of the carburettor that the Flying

Standard used (was it a Solex or a Zenith, which was the model number?). I will attach some pictures of my Standard (when I received it and the actually condition). 

I have brought a Drop Head Coupe and 3 Sedans, to take off parts to be used on my Tourer restoration. As soon as the Tourer restoration be finished, I will list some parts on eBay.

Best wishes and regards from Uruguay. 


Hi Andres,

Firstly, mu apologies for the delay in including your feature, i have been working through a large backlog.

I think you are the first Standard owner in Uruguay that we have come across, though I suspect that you have more Standards in your country. If so, I would love to hear from other owners.

You certainly have a huge job to restore this 8 but the Club can give you as much help and support as it can.

The Carburettor that you need is a Solex 26 AIC,  though I suspect that may not be the only part that you might require! I can tell you that at the moment, the club can supply this carburettor. Please enquire for parts you need to

I look forward to being able to publish more photos of your car as the restoration progresses.

Kind regards,


Your restoration could feature here!  If you have material and photographs, please let me know.  Please send me, Phil Homer, a message at: Phil Homer