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Feature on an Avon 9Hp LWB

Restoration of an Avon 9Hp Special - Part 1

For those of you who think that the supply of interesting cars in old barns has dried up, well here is one to disprove that theory.

Member, and serial Standard restorer Frank Williams of Big 9 fame now has a new project to keep him occupied. Its a 1930 Standard Avon 9Hp Special number 3 on the Long Wheel base chassis. Actually Frank's car came from an old mill, not a barn, but I am sure that all of us will be pleased to see his find.

The Club has already helped in retaining the car's original registration number, as it was not registered on the DVLA computer. More of you might be interested in this valuable service that the Club's DVLA representative, Dennis Brown, is able to provide. You can read more about it here.

As you can see, Frank has already made progress on (destructing) his car, back to the bare chassis. The only way from here is up, Frank! We look forward to seeing more reports on your progress. Frank declares that his target deadline is the International Rally of 2011, lets wish him luck!

The car has already featured in the current (July) edition of Classic and Sports Car" magazine, and the article is reproduced with kind permission below. The magazine is in your newsagents now.

Attractive ducktail

Car soon stripped to the bare chassis