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Standard 8 Filmstar

Postwar 4/8A Tourer appears in 1951 Hollywood Film

Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 11:36 PM

Subject: Trying To Identify Automobile

I have been trying for several months now to identify an automobile from a 1951 Sci Fi movie The Man from Planet X. A recent reply to a post stated the car might be a Standard 8hp Drophead Coupe. I have enclosed pictures taken off the TV screen from the movie. I could mail you the DVD if that would be helpful as the photos are not perfect.The curved doors on the vehicle have eliminated many makes: Riley/Armstrong Sedley,etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Bob Synnott

Moreno Valley,CA.92555



Hi Bob, Easy really, you have come to the right place.


Its a 1945-48 Standard 8 Tourer (Not DHC) The Tourer has cutaway doors and sidescreens like this one

100% certain

The DHC has conventional doors with windup glass windows. like this one

Hope this helps,

Kind regards

Here are 2 more of the pictures:


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