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Indian Standard Ten

A Standard 10 in Chennani

This is the latest of a number of Standards that have been rescued lately with the intention of restoring them for road use. I have recently featured Vanguards in Belgium and two in Canada, now here is news of a 10 in India. I do hope that this website is giving the owners, the  information, tips and most of all encouragement and inspiration to complete these projects. Please, Standard owners, send me photographs of your restoration project!

Hi Phil,


Dear friends,

I am attaching along with this message some photos of a Standard Super 10 which I have acquired recently.  The renovation work is on and I shall send you photos of them later.  You may kindly post it on your website,  which I shall be delighted to see.  


Sreenivas M S

Hi Mr Sreenivas

Thank you for your email and photos. The car certainly looks in good condition bodily and hopefully will not require too much mechanical work. Good luck with the restoration. I will publish some of these shots shortly and look forward to seeing more as the restoration progresses

Kind regards,

Phil Homer


Standard Motor Club

The last of these shots shows the commission plate of the car. If you look closely you will see there are 4 screw holes below the existing plate, where another has been removed. I am grateful to our Indian correspondent, Karl Bhote, for the following explanation:

HI Phil,

There would be two plates in the engine bay, the lower one seems to be missing in this car. The 10s were assembled in Madras, so they had one plate that said Coventry, and one that said Madras. My Pennant however has both plates saying Madras, so I assume it was manufactured here, not assembled, or at least had much more local content.

Attached is the ID plate of Prof Rao's black 57 Super 10, MHJ 9922.