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Stunning Avon Coupe owned by Jim Mollison

Did Amy Johnson drive this car?

I saw this car in Auction more than 15 years ago, when it required restoration. That restoration has now been completed and the car was offered in auction again recently:

My thanks go to Peter Lee who sent me the following extract from Coys auction catalogue  together with the photos.


Registration no:     AUU 490

Commision no:       159801 (The first chassis number for the Standard 10 - Webmaster)

Year:                   1933

This particular Standard is a fascinating car in that it was the very first Standard 10 ever built and was fitted with a stunning and elaborate two seater fixed head coupe body with rear dickey seat and numerous other special features and is in beautiful condition, yet almost entirely original. From the retracting sunroof, to the wonderful sunburst pattern and the original leather interior. Even more fascinating is that the car was first registered to Capt. Mollison whose wife was none other than Amy Johnson - the pioneer female aviator. As a result it is understood that Johnson actually used this car for promotion purposes for the Standard Motor Company. The Chairman of which was a friend of Capt. Mollinson himself. With the number of charming and desirable features, the beautiful condition and the excellent history this is one of the most charismatic and significant pre war motor cars which is guaranteed to raise smiles and delight wherever it goes.


I would be grateful if anyone has records of Amy Johnson driving this car, or better still, photographs of the event. Please contact us via the Messageboard

I am sorry, but these are the largest photographs that I have available

There is no doubting the stunning lines of this two-seater closed coupe

The dickey provides open-air motoring for two small friends

 Elegant rear three-quarters shot

Car is powered by 1343 Standard 4 cylinder sidevalve, identical to the saloon

 Nearside view under the bonnet

Close-up view of the dickey and spare carrier

 Coachbuilders plaque on the footplate

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: Webmaster