1938-1948, 383139 produced.
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Convertible,2 doors,4 seats
Drophead Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,2 doors,4 seats
Standard launched its new 8HP in 1938 as its entry level saloon model. This small saloon offered simple mechanics blended with (by 1938 standards) modern styling featuring an attractive front grille. Equipment included Bendix brakes, a four speed gearbox, independent front suspension and "Easy-clean" road wheels.
During its ten year production run four body styles were offered on the 8HP comprising of two door saloon, open tourer, drophead coupe and even a small estate body. Performance was excellent for what was essentially a pre-war design. 60mph could be reached along with a respectable fuel consumption of 40mpg.
|1009cc||S4 SV||56.7mm x 100mm||6.7|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|105||Standard Flying 8||Barons||17 Jun 2008||£3900.00||-|
|004||Standard Flying Eight (1947)||BCA||11 Aug 1997||£3600.00||-|
|040||Standard Flying Eight (1947)||ADT||22 Apr 1996||-||£4830.00|
Buying Guide 2 - Standard 8/10 (1953-1960)
|Publication||Practical Classics February 2007|
Buying Guide - Standard 8/10 FOR: easy to service and repair, reliable, unusual, cheap to buy . AGAINST: lack of panel and trim supply, poor steering.
Back on the Road - reader restorations
|Publication||The Automobile March 2005|