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 Standard 8 in the sunshine in India

Standard 8 Saloon in India

Hello Phil,

Hope you remember me......I'd posted an article on Indian-built Standard cars for your site once.

Just thought of forwarding you these interesting but sad pics. of what looks like a Standard flying 8 or 9 (donno exactly which one, hence I'm sending them to you for clarification) that was sent to me by my friend Karl Bhote from Pune, India.....Karl found this car among at least a dozen various classic cars sitting for years in an open space.....they're owned by a rich 'collector' who has been collecting various classics but never takes care of them!

Most of these cars have been sitting neglected, as this one, for at least 15 years and so are apparently beyond restoration! The owner is also not willing to sell any of them & its a pity because I reckon that Standards this old have to be truly rare (at least in India!) & its a pity that this one is to simply rust in peace!

Anyway, please feel free to upload these pics. in your website if they could make for interesting viewing!

Hoping to hear from you,



Shyam K'chary


  Hi Shyam, Hello Karl.


Its a 1945 -48 Model Standard 8 Saloon. It looks very solid, so it should be restorable, it is a pity that the owner will not let it go. I will feature it on the website shortly.


Thanks for your interest


Kind regards,



If anyone would like to try to save this car, I can give you Karl's contact details. They are, 

Here is another of Karl's pictures:

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