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Standard 8 Drophead Coupe
Standard 8 Drophead Coupe sells well at Auction Sale
1948 8Hp DHC
This Postwar Standard 8 Drophead Coupe was offered for sale by British Car Auctions at the 5th June Sale at the Historic Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. The car was finished in a light fawn, described as Magnolia with red trim. The car had been off the road for a number of years, and there was evidence of failed attempts to start it including a spare coil under the bonnet. The interior had been subject to an amateur retrim, the front seats in particular needing to be redone. The hood and paintwork were in fairly good condition and there was no evidence of rust in the sills. The bumpers were straight and the car appeared to be complete.
Before the lot, the auctioneer described the car including the fact it had no MoT and would not start, probably as a result of stale petrol, he said. Offered with no reserve, bidding opened at £500 and proceeded quite briskly at £100 increments. It was knocked down at £2400.
The sale price including buyers commission, VAT on the commission and a £100 (+VAT ) transport charge would set back the new owner a total of £2800, a fair price for what is a pretty solid little car, even if it was a bit of an unknown quantity.