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Lot 306

1937 Standard Flying 10

Sold for £7,312

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: APM 456
Chassis No: P6878DL
MOT: Exempt

Motor Car Location: East Sussex

  • Older restoration completed during the 1990's
  • Understood to have been first registered in East Sussex, where it still resides today
  • Offered with a full V5

Along with the rest of the Flying range, the '10' introduced in March 1936 signalled Standard's embrace of the flamboyant styling trends that were sweeping both sides of the Atlantic. In contrast to its predecessor's conservative lines and upright stance, the Flying 10 sported an arched roofline, waterfall grille, bulbous wings and a beetle-back complete with spilt rear windscreen. Built on a cruciform-braced, ladder frame chassis featuring all-round leaf-sprung suspension and four-wheel drum brakes, it was powered by a four-cylinder unit mated to four-speed manual transmission. Reputedly capable of 64mph and 33mpg, the handsome saloon provided dependable but not austere transport. Priced at £199 ex-Works, its standard specification included: a sliding roof, adjustable steering column, chrome headlamps, flat spring-steel bumper lades, external horns and twin scuttle-mounted wipers etc.

This Flying 10 is finished in the handsome combination of Grey and Blue with Blue leather interior which the vendor descirbes as excellent throughout. Owned by the vendor for around 5 years and is offered with a full V5.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: 'Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Excellent'


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