1953-1959, 136317 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Standard announced a new economy saloon in 1953 to compete head-on with the established Ford 100E, Morris Minor and Austin A30 models. All three rival cars had strong followings so the new Standard Eight would have to be something special to pose any threat to the "Big Three".
The Standard Eight featured a new 803cc four cylinder engine (identical capacity to both the Morris and Austin A-series engine!) and four speed gearbox (unlike the Ford's 3-speed unit). The Eight came only as a saloon with four doors, although there was no external boot lid! Early basic models had few "frills" and in order to keep costs down made do with fixed rear door windows, no hubcaps and a single windscreen wiper. The later Super Eight had quarter lights and winding windows, and a Smith's heater which the original doesn't.
Unfortunately despite various changes the Eight sold in relatively small numbers, production continued until 1959. Practical Classics Spring 1995 - Featuring Buyers Guide Standard Eight, Ten & Pennant.. Click Here to view in our shop.
|803cc||S4 OHV||Standard/Triumph S4 OHV||58mm x 76mm||7.4|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|61 mph||43 mpg|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|304||1956 Standard Super Eight Saloon||Bonhams||15 Mar 2008||£1900.00||£2185.00|
|457||1955 Standard Eight Saloon||Bonhams||9 Sep 2006||£1900.00||£2185.00|
|219||Standard Eight (1957)||RTS Auctions Ltd||8 Jul 2001||Not sold|
|C5||Standard Eight Saloon (1955)||H&H Sales Limited||17 Mar 2001||£480.00||-|
|447||Standard Eight Saloon (1957)||Cheffins||2 Dec 2000||$1000.00||-|
|674||Standard Eight (1951)||Sothebys||25 Nov 1996||Not sold|
|634||Standard Eight Saloon (1957)||Sothebys||25 Nov 1996||Not sold|
|604||Standard Eight Saloon (1955)||Sothebys||25 Nov 1996||Not sold|
|334||Standard Eight Saloon (1958)||Lambert & Foster||10 Oct 1996||£380.00||-|
|205||Standard Eight (1957)||RTS Auctions Ltd||1 Sep 1996||£500.00||-|
|357||Standard Eight Saloon (1957)||Sothebys||5 Sep 1994||£950.00||-|
|548||Standard Eight (1955)||Sothebys||18 Jul 1994||Not sold|
|012||Standard Eight Saloon (1954)||Greens||2 Oct 1993||Not sold|
Buyers Guide - Standard Eight, Ten and Pennant
|Publication||Practical Classics Spring 1995|
|Buyers Guide - Standard Eight, Ten and Pennant - Looking for a pint-sized popular classic of the 1950s? Standard's ofter underrated Eight, Ten and upmarket Pennant models are capable of providing years of excellent service and good examples can still be found for bargain prices, says kim Henson.|