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Old 30th July 2009, 22:10   #16
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Indrojit Ofcourse you can see this car. make a trip to Mangalore and i will ensure that you get to drive this car

Well thank you very much Sunil i really appriciate it and i will surely come down some day and contact you and see this beauty.
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Here are attached photo's of the missing Avon RJL 2704.

These cars were based on the design of Charles Frederick Beuvais, while he was working at New Avon Body Co. The first was based on the 1932 Standard Little Twelve engine and chassis. The prototype, and metal formers, was built by Arthur Meredith. It was lauched at the October 1932 Olympia Motor Show in London.

There are currently 14 surviving examples of this design based on the Standard Little Twelve, 10/12, Nine and Sixteen.

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Slight addl. info on Indian Avons:
1. MYX 1589 Cream / Green 1934 10/12 4cyl ?
Anil's car, story published.

2. BMY 9381 1936 also Cream / Green was Red/ Black 16HP 6 cyl
Present owner Nitin Dossa. When I started taking interest in Vintage cars mid 1970's, this car was owned by a Sardar who regularly participated with his family. She was off-white at that time, he lived somewhere in Cuffe Parade. Then she landed up in a garage in Hinduja College lane where she was picked up by Choksi. Then mysteriously she was in Delhi, supposed to be on the verge of being exported, saved and now with Nitin.

3. MRW 5580 Red/ Black now ? Was White/Red earlier no idea of engine size. This car was lying in a workshop garage in Pune, fully red in colour but pushed against the corner. Saw her for the first time in 1979. But was not for sale. Then the family took interest and made her red/white with new tyres.

4. RJL 2704 Blue/Black 1932/3 16HP 6cyl. Where is this car now. This car I believe was in Jaipur and got sold to Jodhpur. Hopefully still there.

No more Avons known in India, but they can always surface.
Actually there is one more which I know of.....it is in Mr. Diljeet Titus collection. Believe it has been very recently aquired from MS. It was awaiting an engine and I believe that has now come. Lovely 2 seater car.
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Actually there is one more which I know of.....it is in Mr. Diljeet Titus collection. Believe it has been very recently aquired from MS. It was awaiting an engine and I believe that has now come. Lovely 2 seater car.

Any pictures ?? Is it a 16 HP 6 cylinder or the smaller 12 HP 4 cylinder version ?
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Or the even smaller 6 cylinder Little Twelve or 4 cylinder Nine !

Standard 16HP 2054cc 6 cylinder
Standard Twelve 1609cc 4 cylinder
Standard Big Twelve 1497cc 6 cylinder
Standard Little Twelve 1337cc 6 cylinder
Standard Nine 1052cc 4 cylinder

The Beauvais design was built on all these Standard chassis/engines.
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Here are attached photo's of the missing Avon RJL 2704.

These cars were based on the design of Charles Frederick Beuvais, while he was working at New Avon Body Co. The first was based on the 1932 Standard Little Twelve engine and chassis. The prototype, and metal formers, was built by Arthur Meredith. It was lauched at the October 1932 Olympia Motor Show in London.

There are currently 14 surviving examples of this design based on the Standard Little Twelve, 10/12, Nine and Sixteen.

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Where is the car currently?
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RJL 2740 is in Jodpur, owned by Mr J S Rathore, and is in fact based on the Standard Little Twelve of 1337cc not a 16HP.

MRW 5880 may also be a Little Twelve or Sixteen.
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Mr. Diljeet Titus Two seater is probably the earlier 1929 to 1933 Standard Avon Special No 2 based on the Big Nine or Sixteen engine. It is also known as the boat tailed special.
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Mr. Diljeet Titus Two seater is probably the earlier 1929 to 1933 Standard Avon Special No 2 based on the Big Nine or Sixteen engine. It is also known as the boat tailed special.

This car seems to be abroad somewhere.Am i right?Could please tell us more about this car.
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Thats an example of a Standard Avon Big Nine Special, not the one in India.

Others plus information available from

Scarborough Avons

I'm UK based, so was the example.
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Thats an example of a Standard Avon Big Nine Special, not the one in India.

Others plus information available from

Scarborough Avons

I'm UK based, so was the example.

thankx for clarifying!
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An article on the 1932 Standard Avon Little Twelve Sports RJL 2704 has just been, or just about to be, published in 'Auto India'.

For information on other Standard cars in India see the links here :-

Indian Standard Cars

I would also be interested in finding out exaclty what Standard Avon is in the Deljeet Titus collection at Jaunpur Farm, Mehrauri, near New Dehli. Has anyone any idea or photo's ?

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An article on the 1932 Standard Avon Little Twelve Sports RJL 2704 has just been, or just about to be, published in 'Auto India'.

For information on other Standard cars in India see the links here :-

Indian Standard Cars

Hi peter

this link is not opening could you please post the Url here once again.

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Hi,

It does for me - even from your quote.

But can get the list of links by typing

'site:Standard Motor Club Home Page india' in 'www.google.com'

I use Internet Explorer. So do not know about other web browsers.

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Hi,

It does for me - even from your quote.

But can get the list of links by typing

'site:Standard Motor Club Home Page india' in 'www.google.com'

I use Internet Explorer. So do not know about other web browsers.

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thankx it did open now using internet explorer.
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