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Standard 10 Companion

Overview

Produced: 1955-1961
Types: Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Standard Ten Companion

Standard added a larger capacity Ten model to its small car range in 1954. The Ten used an all new 948cc version of the four cylinder engine already in use in the Eight. Like the Eight the Ten engine also featured overhead valves and a four speed gearbox. The Ten also shared the same four door bodyshell with the Eight, but was thankfully better equipped than its smaller sister.

The Standard Ten came with a proper, full width chrome grille, hub-caps, wind-down windows and an external boot-lid on the saloon model. In addition to the saloon Standard also offered an attractive estate model, known as the Companion. What set the Ten Companion apart from its competition (the Minor Traveller, 100E Squire and A35 Countryman) was the additional rear passenger doors. All of its rivals had to make do with the normal "two door", van type arrangement.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
948ccS4 OHVStandard/Triumph S4 OHV63mm x 76mm8

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
66 mph0 s0 s39 mpg0 bhp 0

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 0"4' 0"12' 0"5' 0" 0 (15)0' 0"

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