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Flying Standards
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Standard Flying Eight
The progress of the Standard Motor Company was enhanced in 1938 by the launch of the Standard Flying Eight. Taking their range down to compete with Austin and Morris Eights, the Flying Eight was given independent front suspension which put it ahead of the other two. Standard developed a 1,021cc version of the new Nine engine, and coupled this to a 3-speed gearbox to keep the price down. Carbodies built a tourer body on the Eight, and there was also a 2-door saloon built by Fisher and Ludlow, and in 1939 Mulliners of Bordesley offered a drophead coupe body. In 1939 a longer 4-door Eight was announced but few were built. Production of the Eight continued after the war until its place in the market was taken by the Triumph Mayflower.
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Standard Flying Eight - ornament
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Standard Flying Eight - grille
ac_Standard Flying 8 head
Standard 8hp 1947. Gone was the 'Flying' name, left behind in WW2, as was the 3-speed gearbox to be replaced by a quartet of gears.
Standard Flying 8 1938 front
Standard Flying Eight. Introduced in 1938 the 'Flying Eight' was given a 1021cc sidevalve engine and a 3-speed gearbox. It also had independent front suspension
Standard Flying 8 1938 tourer front
Standard Flying Eight Tourer. There were 2 convertible versions of the Flying 8, the drophead coupe by Mulliners Ltd and this tourer with cutaway doors built by Carbodies of Coventry
Standard Flying 8 1938 tourer rear
Standard Flying 8 1938 Tourer. This 1938 Flying Tourer is almost identical to the 1945-8 models which were called simply 'Standard 8'. Carbodies of Coventry built the Tourer bodies whilst Fisher & Ludlow built the saloons
Standard Flying 8 1939 rear
Standard Flying Eight 1939
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Standard Flying Eight. Introduced in 1938 the 'Flying Eight' was the last version of the 'Flying Standards'. In 1945 it was relaunched as the 'Standard 8hp' (this car is a 1947 8hp) gaining a 4th gear in the gearbox.
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Standard 8hp 1947 - front wheel
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