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Thai Postwar 8 Drophead Coupe Feature

Postwar 4/8A Drophead Coupe in Thailand

I'm writing on behalf of some Thai friends, who have Standards. (I'm English by the way )

I live in Bangkok, and have just restored a classic Rover P4 1960, and am a member of the Thai Vintage Car Club

I have just returned from the TVCC Parade at Hua Hin, Thailand, in association with the Sofitel Hotel there, celebrating their 80th birthday.

I have enclosed a photo of my friend's car, which baffles me.

can you identify it please ?

Spares are the one thing of course that they don't have, but that doesn't stop them from enjoying their cars.

In Thailand we have the ability to make most of our spares, or if needs must, stick in a Nissan, with auto gearbox

hope you enjoy the pictures, let me know about the car !


Stuart Penketh

Hi Stuart.

Your friends car is a postwar (1946-48) Standard 4/8 Drophead Coupe. It appears to have odd headlights, the offside being larger than original. Something strange appears to be going on with the hood and the external horn (!) has been added. Whatever, its good to see it still running about in Thailand.

Please refer your friend to the Clubs site at where he will find similar cars, such as

Thanks for your interest, please send more photos and something about the car and I will publish it.

I am glad there appears to be a thriving Classic Car scene in Thailand.

Kind regards,


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