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Old 8th February 2010, 00:08   #1036
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I think it does! Look closely and you'll see that the chop-off looks quite shoddy. The base of the B-pillar is still present and the work around the rear and top half above the windscreen suggests that it's a chop-off job!

I hope the mechanical condition is okay. It would be very sad if this ends up as a write-off and I have this uncanny feeling that it's going to be! Sigh!

EDIT: I'm guessing that after the chop-off job, the car lost it's structural rigidity and this became quite apparent to the owner/mechanic and decided to scrap it.
This Postwar Standard 8 Drophead Coupe was offered for sale by British Car Auctions at the 5th June Sale at the Historic Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit.
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Old 8th February 2010, 00:39   #1037
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I have just got a Standard Flying 8 for restoration. This is a single owner car and it was previously in Mumbai, but for the last few decades in Delhi. I am uploading a few photographs.
A Similar Standard Flying 8 is seen in Bangalore, but roofed one. Seems to be from post war era

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That is how a genuine drop top Standard looks like its not a chop job as is being suggested here by some.

The Flying Standards came in Tourer and Drop head coupe bodystyles apart from the sedans.

The tourer had the more racy "cut door" design

All the three bodystyles are pictured below and you can see that this car is not a chop top but a genuine DHC Here is a link to the company brochure page

Brochure Flying 8 Page

Below is a link to the Syandard Flying 8 page where there is a possibility to identify the cars production year and other specs.
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[quote=wasif;1721376]That is how a genuine drop top Standard looks like its not a chop job as is being suggested here by some.


I agree with you that the Standard Flying 8 - DHC, is not a chop job as suggested by Stanher and others. That is the reason I uploaded a photograph of a British Standard Flying 8 - DHC for reference.
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That is how a genuine drop top Standard looks like its not a chop job as is being suggested here by some.

All the three bodystyles are pictured below and you can see that this car is not a chop top but a genuine DHC
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I agree with you that the Standard Flying 8 - DHC, is not a chop job as suggested by Stanher and others. That is the reason I uploaded a photograph of a British Standard Flying 8 - DHC for reference.
Accepted, sirs! Apologies for the mistake!

Anyways, here is a Pennant that I'd formerly owned for a brief while before selling it to the present owner a couple of years ago. This was the first Pennant I had incidentally, bought from the scrap-guy. It's been recently 'restored' and the colour combo doesnt look bad IMHO, despite being "non-standard" for pennants. The denting work could've been better though. The Super 10 in the background, a pending restoration, belongs to the same person.

This car had incidentally been briefly rented out for a telugu film shooting when the scrap-guy had it, alongwith a few fiats he had. Luckily came back without much damage though.

Unfortunately, the rear glass and driver's side window glass were ironically broken shortly after it was back, just before I picked up the car. Although I did buy a used rear glass from the local scrap market and give it away with the car on selling it. Here are some pics. of the same car when I was about to buy it then:

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/625645-post189.html

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Old 8th February 2010, 22:54   #1041
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This Postwar Standard 8 Drophead Coupe was offered for sale by British Car Auctions at the 5th June Sale at the Historic Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit.
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That is how a genuine drop top Standard looks like its not a chop job as is being suggested here by some...


...to identify the cars production year and other specs.
Well, you guys are right! Guess I should do some research next time before posting! Sorry guys!

But thanks for the info, especially Wasif. There is still a lot for me to learn about Standard cars and classic & vintage cars in general! Although I adore them, I still have a long way to go!
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No issues guys ..this is how you learn by making mistakes.

What looks like the base of a chopped off B pillar is actually the base on which the rest of the B pillar sits when the top is up to provide a weather seal against the door glass.

The dead giveaway on this car that confirms its a DHC is the front windscreen, this kind only comes on British made DHC bodystyles.
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Anyways, here is a Pennant that I'd formerly owned for a brief while before selling it to the present owner a couple of years ago. This was the first Pennant I had incidentally, bought from the scrap-guy. It's been recently 'restored' and the colour combo doesnt look bad IMHO, despite being "non-standard" for pennants. The denting work could've been better though.
Good to know the car has been resurrected. The paint scheme is very similar to mine, though partially inverted. It does look period though.

How is your current car doing?
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Good to know the car has been resurrected. The paint scheme is very similar to mine, though partially inverted. It does look period though.

How is your current car doing?
Not doing anything, the battery being dead now! 'saving to get an exchange new one.
And how are both your standards doing?

I think this colour scheme could've been inspired from this car, albeit with a little change for the roof :

Feature on a Standard Pennant

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That is how a genuine drop top Standard looks like its not a chop job as is being suggested here by some.
thanks for the pictures wasif. now it's clear that it is a stock body style, the design is different. the confusion is cleared perfectly.
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1934 Standard Avon Special of Anil Soans in Mangalore, on a recent car show.

Already there are some photo's in the thread .....few from my side.

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Here's a nice period snap of a pre-war Morris 18 with a lovely (and then newer) Pennant also seen behind, taken at Ooty/Nilgiris in the 60s:

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Pre-war Morris 18 car & van.

The Pennant is in the relatively rare 2-tone grey and black combo, just like one I know of here. 'wonder if it still exists.

Also note the Caltex petrol/service station behind.

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Here's a nice period snap of a pre-war Morris 18 with a lovely (and then newer) Pennant also seen behind, taken at Ooty/Nilgiris in the 60s:

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Pre-war Morris 18 car & van.
That is a stellar photo, thanks for sharing. What a stately looking Morris, never seen one so large.
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Here's a couple of Heralds I spotted in BLR! I wouldn't be surprised if you(Shyam) already knew about them! Personally, I hated the Mods on the Red one, but then again I'm not a Herald person, see for yourself!!!
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Here's a couple of Heralds I spotted in BLR! I wouldn't be surprised if you(Shyam) already knew about them! Personally, I hated the Mods on the Red one, but then again I'm not a Herald person, see for yourself!!!
*please pardon the quality of the photographs!
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Hey Souvik, I agree with you on the mods on the Herald- absolutely unsettling to put it politely!! I cant tell you here what I feel like doing to people who do such things (to Heralds atleast!)
Going by the contact nos. given, it seems to be in some commercial use.
The second car (BW photo) in your pics. is a GAZEL, though. Pics. of it were posted here earlier:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1361796-post843.html

I'm just hoping against hope that this was not the same Herald though, the colour combo looks nearly the same but the cars dont look entirely identical to be sure (the one in your pics. has chrome bumpers and rare chrome trim around the tail-light fins, which the other one in my link doesnt have. But still, must've been a real nice Herald before it was disfigured like this!)
I just wish someone starts a Standard club in B'lore much like your Fiat clubs, soon!

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