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Our very original Standard Eight has only covered 30,000 miles from new. The car was first registered on the 15th July 1957 in Surrey and from the original buff logbook we can see the first owner had the car for at least ten years. The car was supplied new in Lavender Grey with beige and red trim.
The Standard Eight was launched in 1953 and was powered by the new 803cc overhead valve engine. When the model was introduced in 1953, in an attempt to keep prices down Standard offered the car with basic sliding windows, single windscreen wiper and no external boot lid. Access to the boot was via the folding down rear seats and this changed for the Gold Star model in 1957 with an opening boot lid. From mid 1955, all Standard Eight models had wind up windows. This Gold Star model still retains the folding down seats and has the opening boot lid.
We last saw this car in 1998 when we serviced it at our Grundy Mack premises in Huddersfield. MOT's from 1997 show the Standard has covered very little mileage in the last 14 years but it has been kept on the road and invoices for service work and maintenance are with the history file. Since April 2011 the Standard has had some expenditure which includes a new battery, new clutch master cylinder, new rear brake cylinder, brake and clutch fluid change, oil and filter change, new carpets, new spare tyre, new jack, spark plugs, distributor cap, HT leads and caps, new rotor arm, points, Solex carburettor ovehaul, fuel pump overhaul, new rubber door seals and an underbody wax.
This superb driving Standard is great fun on the road and as no major issues. The car has excellent original body panels and there is no evidence of any welding. The underside is excellent and the interior retains original seats and headlining.