Cars of the Standard Motor Company

CODE:BS019

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"A MUST FOR ANY BRITISH CAR ENTHUSIAST" - Classic Car Weekly

Customer Review 1 : "Great Book, Phil, thanks. Andy Brayne"
Customer Review 2 : "Well worth it, can't put it down. Colin Ellis"

Customer Review 3 : What a great effort, and a nice size to. The photos that I've seen so far are fantastic. Andrew Keall"


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The book aims to cover all the passenger vehicles that were produced with a Commission plate proudly stating that they were "Made by the Standard Motor Company."

The Standard Motor Company grew to be one of the biggest companies in Coventry. Based at its huge factory at Canley, Coventry, it produced cars for sixty years. The purchase of the Triumph marque in 1945 added a second brand to the stable and all post-war Triumphs were designed, developed and built in Standard factories. This book covers the formative years of the company from 1903 to 1912 and describes the vintage Standards produced between 1913 and 1930, as well as the post-vintage and Flying Standards of 1931–1939. There is chapter on Coachbuilt cars in the UK and Australia.

The author discusses the acquisition of Triumph and covers the post-war Standards and Triumphs produced between 1945 and 1961, as well as the Leyland takeover and Standard-built Triumphs. This concise introduction includes descriptions of the cars built by Standard, and includes a fascinating variety of  photographs of surviving cars, period factory photos and brochure material.

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing (15 Dec. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1445652277
  • ISBN-13: 978-1445652276
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 0.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Retail Cover Price GBP14.99, Our Price GBP 13.48 (-10%)

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