Standard Wellsbourne Tourer 12/24 hp model 1926 SOLD
The Standard Motor Company listed three models for the 1926 season, the 11hp V3 which had been introduced in 1924, the 14hp SLO4 and the all-new for the 1926 season 12/24hp model. It was powered by a 1,944cc four-cylinder engine with bore and stroke of 75x110mm and in tourer form sold for Ã‚Â£275. Transmission was through a multi-plate clutch with three forward speeds and reverse and a worm drive rear axle. The 12/24 was listed only for the 1926 season and is therefore one of the rarest of all surviving Standard models. This car has been in Devon all of its life having been supplied by Moors Garage of High Street, Honiton, in June 1926. Its first owners were two sisters from Dalwood near Axminster, neither of whom could drive, and for their occasional outings they would employ a driver from Moors Garage, often Mrs Moor the proprietorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wife. Most outings were local to Abbotsbury Swanery or to Exeter and during the winter months the car was laid up and garaged.
In 1940 with both sisters deceased the car was sold at an auction of the property and belongings to a neighbour in the same village. It was put into dry storage the engine turned regularly and the magneto stored in an airing cupboard. The intention was to convert to a flat-backed truck presumably as part of the war effort . Foprtunately this never happened.
The car still in good condition hibernated for the next 37 years.
In 1977 the car was purchased by a local enthusiast and it remained in his family until 2006.
The condition of the car in 1977 was very good with no rust and apart from minor work and new hood the car was reassembled. The enthusiast owner carefully looked after this car taking it to many shows in the area where it was a regular prize winner.
The car has been recomissioned and runs beatifully.The car still has its original upholstery and is in superb condition.
The car has its original log book with all the previous 3 owners and signatures. We have researched the history of this car and which has spent all its previous life in the Honiton and Dalwood Area details of which will be provided with the car.
The car also has its original handbook and documents.
On its last recent outing it completed some 100 miles with no problems.
A lovely car with interesting history. believed to be the only original Standard Wellesbourne Tourer still remaining.
A very rare and collectable car.
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