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1936 Tickford 12 Feature Page

Tickford Bodied Standard 12 DHC

The 12 Coupe  as it arrived at this year's Malvern show, complete with period caravan in tow. A splendid sight, I hope   you will agree.

Alan Withey has kindly sent me these two photos of a 1936 Tickford bodied convertible on the Standard 12 chassis. The owners believe this to be a 1936 Flying Standard Chassis.

Another front view of the Tickford 12 DHC

From the photographs,  the car appears to use Post-vintage panels that predate the Flying range. though it may well have been registered later. Of  the "Standard" bodywork that remains, that is, from, and including the windscreen forward, it is all  Pre-flying Standard, as evidenced by:

The differences become  evident if compared with the "factory" built 1937 Flying 12 Coupe shown below:

Dont get confused!. This is the webmasters Flying 12 DHC, and a quite different car!

In addition, it can be seen that the later car   has quite differently shaped doors, has lost it's running boards, and gained two small Union Jacks on top of the radiator. Note also the changed positions of the door handles and trafficators and the substitution of pressed steel "Easiclean" wheels. The door hinges are now exposed. Whilst not conclusive, and without closer inspection, it would appear that the Tickford is built using Pre-flying Standard body parts That said, of course the majority of panels, from the windscreen and bulkhead back are all Tickford anyway.

Whilst searching  through my archives, I turned up another picture of the Tickford, sent to me from Scandinavia, some years ago. This appears to be the same car (there probably isn't another!)  but without its whitewall tyres and carrying a Scandinavian plate. Good to see the car has been re-imported. It is also a magnificant and pretty car and one we must see more of. Lets hope it can join us to take part in the Centenary celebrations in 2003.

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: Phil Homer