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 Standard Flying 10 Barn Find

Barn Find Standard Flying 10 Saloon

When I bought this Farm 24 years ago we found an old car in one of the sheds! The 4 wings and radiator cowel had been unbolted and put to one side as if somebody had started a restoration. I found out that it had been a local car (we live near Lampeter in Wales) and a chap had asked a previous farmer if he could use the shed to work on the car. The farm changed hands once more before I bought it and I would say that the car has been here for at least 27 years.

In 1995 I needed to use the shed as a temporary kitchen while we were restoring the farmhouse so decided to move the car, which I thought was a Flying 8 (until I looked at your website this evening), to a shed the other side of the yard. I pumped up the tyres and hooked up my Fordson Major to it only to discover that all 4 wheels had seized solid ! After a bit of head scratching I discovered that the handbrake was still on!! Once released the car rolled perfectly and we didn't need the tractor.

While it was outside I gave it a quick wash and then wired the wings and cowel back in place and fitted the bonnet lids - it looked not bad. Rats had eaten away most of the trim and stuffing from the seats and my son had previously fallen through the fabric roof but all the car and lights etc. were there apart from the spare wheel which I had sold for £10.00 to a local standard owner. He also took a fancy to the headlamps but I was not keen to split the car up.

Anyway we wheeled the old car into another shed next to my 1966 Hillman Imp

(I passed my test in that when it was new!) where it has remained gathering dust for another 9 years in which time it has deteriorated no further.

Today my son, now nearly 19, and my Daughter pushed the car partly out of the shed and took some digital photos and checked the Chassis number:-

Car 10C  HP

Comm No - BC 2637 S

Reg No. - EJ 6148

So this evening I searched for info on the web and 'Pre war Standard cars' found your site at the top of the list!

For the last hour or so I believed it was a Standard Flying 10 but just this moment my Son and Daughter have come into the room and have pointed out that in fact the car in

my shed is not like the Flying 10s on your website but is just like the painting on the brochure of the 4 door 1939 Standard Flying 8!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am now going to attach the photos that we have taken so far...........

Let me know what you think

Best regards

Tim Duffee

I am aware that there are other cars and information that could be added to this site to make it more comprehensive, so if you have material and photographs, please let me know.  Please send me, Phil Homer, a message at: Phil Homer