Mark Rumble owns this stunning, restored Standard 8 Goldstar.
Built in 1957, this has the later, higher powered version of the SC engine.
The Standard Eight introduced in 1953 was a completely new four door saloon with unit construction and an overhead-valve engine. By 1957 the 803cc engine produced 30 bhp at 5000 rpm through a 4-speed gearbox and benefitted from an opening boot and wind-up windows. The car was popular with small businesses & driving schools alike. Marks car has covered 57k from new and was the subject to a comprehensive restoration by a previous owner
The rebuild consisted of:
• Professional bare metal/high quality respray in original colour (black)
• Metal sun-visor fitted to complete 50’s look
• New carpets & door edge trims
• Wheels powder coated
• 5 x new tyres
• New door hinges & handles
• Bumpers re-chromed
• Brakes overhauled – cylinders/shoes/copper pipes
• Ignition – points/plugs/leads/distributor etc all replaced
• Alternator conversion
On the road the car drives well and simply looks right, sounds right and smells right. The Gold Star really captures the 1950/60’s classic driving experience and always draws positive comments, smiles & waves. The car still carries her original registration number and has a small history folder that includes a copy of the original buff logbook, invoices and MOT’s
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