29th Nov, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 9

1935 Standard Avon 'Le Mans' Special Tourer
1 of only 9 ‘Le Mans’ style examples manufactured

Sold for £6,750

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: CGY 16
Chassis No: 232005
MOT: Exempt

  • Thought to be 1 of only 9 ‘Le Mans’ style examples manufactured
  • Subject to a self-evident previous restoration
  • Entered from a private collection
  • Offered with a history file

Founded by Reginald Maudsley in Coventry in 1903, the Standard Motor Company Limited established itself before purchasing Triumph in 1945, officially changing its name to Standard-Triumph International in 1949. John Black became joint Managing Director in 1929 and invited the likes of Avon, Swallow and Jensen coachbuilders to offer bodies. During the early 1930s Avon produced sports-style cars utilising the Standard chassis. Standard production chassis units, they were tried and tested for use by others, like Avon who produced their own Tourer model ideal for the enthusiast motorer, however, on a scale that Standard themselves would have found uneconomical to get involved with at the works.

Chassis ‘232005’ was manufactured by Standard in 1935 and provided to the New Avon Body Company Limited of Warwick (established in 1919) for coachwork, being clothed in ‘Le Mans’ Sports Tourer bodywork. It is thought only nine ‘Le Mans’ style tourers were built by Avon bodies prior to the outbreak of World War II. Fitted with the 1056cc engine allied to the four-speed synchromesh manual gearbox, this example sits proudly on correct, body-coloured, wire wheels, and is finished in Green with a complementary Green interior upholstery and a Black hood and sidescreens.

Subject to a self-evident previous restoration, the Standard resided in previous ownership between 2011 and its acquisition into the vendor's private collection in 2016. During the previous ownership, ‘232005’ was provided a new carburettor, an overhaul of the starter and dynamo, and new brake linings. Since its purchase into the vendor's private collection in 2016, the Avon has been used for vintage shows and gentle hillclimbing events. Offered with a history file that contains photocopies of period advertisements and service data, previous MOT certificates, a buff logbook, and a current V5C document. Running well upon consignment, this attractive and sporting Avon ‘Le Mans’ is a very rare survivor and is bound to cause a great deal of interest at events.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023

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