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1955 Standard 10

PCD 716

1955 Standard 10

Seen here at the Standard Motor Company centenary rally in 2003. The gentleman posing with my car is David Eley, who led the development of the engines for these cars back in the 1950s.

Photo © P. Hetherington 25.05.03


PCD 716 is a Standard Ten, built by Standard-Triumph in Coventry in early 1955 (the engine is dated 5th January, the wiper motor is dated March), and first sold by Moores Ltd., of Brighton & Hove.

Nothing is ever as simple as it seems... and the history of PCD 716 never seemed particularly simple in the first place. I now know a bit more about the car's origins, but for various reasons I have decided to hold the details back for the time being. All will be revealed in due course...

I bought the car from a dealer in Northamptonshire in September 1991. It was delivered to my parents' house by lorry a couple of weeks later, and the 'quick project for the summer' was underway... little did I know the restoration would take me more than ten years!

© Phil Hetherington 2007
Last Modified: 29.03.07