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 Standard 10 sells in Auction

1955 Standard 10 sells in Buxton Auction







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MBD 824





This original condition Standard 10 sold well at the H&H Auction at Buxton Pavilion Gardens on 21st Nov. It reached £2,200 plus commission of 10% + VAT on the commission.

This was the catalogue entry:

"Introduced in 1954, the Standard Ten was essentially an 'upmarket' version of the company's existing Eight. Based around the same four-door monocoque bodyshell, the pair featured independent coil-sprung front suspension, a semi-elliptic leaf-sprung back axle and four-wheel drum brakes. However, as well as a larger 948cc OHV engine, the newcomer boasted such niceties as a full-width grille, flashing indicators, hubcaps, wind-up windows and an opening boot lid (though, these were soon adopted by its sibling too). While, options included overdrive and Standard's own semi-automatic gearbox known as 'Standrive'. With some 35bhp and 47lbft of torque on tap, the model was reputedly capable of 69mph. Available in saloon, van, pick-up or 'Companion' estate guises (the latter being the first car in its class to feature rear passenger doors), the Ten morphed into the be-finned Pennant for 1957.

Finished in black with red upholstery, this particular example is variously described by the vendor as being in "OK" (wheels / tyres), "good" (electrical equipment, interior trim), "very good" (engine, four-speed manual gearbox) or "exceptional" (chassis, bodywork, paintwork) condition. Reportedly "dry stored for years but run regularly", 'MBD 824' is believed but not warranted to have covered less than 29,000 miles from new. Said to retain its "original jack and tools", this seemingly well preserved Standard Ten is offered for sale entirely without reserve."