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1946 Standard Flying 8 Tourer, gorgeous, no rust etc SOLD

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  • £4,950 As stated
  • 1946
  • Bourne
Not for sale - it has been sold via a Car and Classic Free Ad
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Standard
Model 8 Tourer
Year 1946
Mileage 3,605 miles
Country UK
Region Lincolnshire
Town Bourne
Status Private
Ref C1237776
I bought this car in 2013 as a box of bits. Since then it has been a labour of love, with more time and money lavished on it than I dare add up with all the work being detailed on an ongoing basis in Triumph World magazine. However, while it turns out that I love taking on big projects and saving classics, completing the last few details is not my strong suit and, since I already have far too many other projects on the go, I am selling the Standard.

Work over the last seven years started with a total strip down to the bare chassis, which was then blasted, a couple of minor repairs made and professionally painted. The body was also professionally rebuilt and painted in two-pack. The suspension was stripped and rebuilt with new pins made up locally, the spring leaves separated and greased before being reassembled and wrapped in Denso tape. The brakes were similarly overhauled, the engine was stripped and rebuilt, as was the back axle and propshaft. The four speed gearbox was in good order and was not stripped.

The radiator was re-cored, a new carburettor fitted, plus the starter motor, wiper motor and dynamo were all rebuilt. I have converted the car to 12 volt electrics, made up a loom from scratch and included a discreet fusebox and set of relays to make it safer, and also fitted flashing indicators instead of semaphores and an electric SU puller fuel pump.

There are new floorboards, a bespoke gearbox cover and a new rolled propshaft tunnel made professionally. The seats are from a Triumph Herald, the rear seat is original and rebuilt/recovered, the side panels are matching red vinyl. All the brightwork has been re-chromed, and the steering wheel refurbished.

The biggest jobs left to do are carpets and wet weather gear. It has the original sidescreens, but the plastic is very opaque. The roof is also there with a good frame, but the canvas only fit for use as a pattern. Then there are door seals to fit and a number of small finishing jobs.

The car has been on the road and driven for the last two years at least, though I have not gone out of the town yet. It starts right away after months of sitting, and driving it instantly puts a smile on your face and anyone who sees it go by. However, I have not renewed the insurance this year, so it is currently on SORN. If you have insurance and trade plates then a test drive is no problem, but without them we will be more limited. I don't think it will take long to realise that this is a great car and a superb opportunity, though.

There is probably loads more that I have forgotten, but it will all be in the thick pile of receipts. The registration number is, I believe, original to the car and the recorded mileage must be on the second time round. The car is located in Bourne, south Lincolnshire.

And finally, just in case the anoraks get in touch, I know that the postwar cars were not badged as 'Flying' by Standard, but I have included that in the title because it is essentially what they are and how people tend to differentiate them from the 1950s Standard 8s.
 
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