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Standard History

History

This is the history of the brand Standard since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of vehicles produced under this brand.

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Standard

"Standard", a British company to manufacture cars. In 1961 the company became part of the "British Leyland".



Reginald Walter Maudsley started producing cars in 1903, naming his company "Standard". The name of the company has identified a production company philosophy - use cars only proven, standardized and interchangeable parts and components. Prior to World War II produced models with 6-cylinder engines. Was the best-selling lightweight roadster Standard Rhyl, appeared on the market in 1913. He immediately became a "best seller." The maximum speed of this two-seater reaches 70 km / h with the engine power of 15 HP



The models, which were issued in 1920, less popular. Only in 1930, when it started production of the Standard Nine, the company returned to success.



In 1945, the company "Standard" was the owner of the bankrupt company "Triumph". The first cars built after the Second World War, was a sedan Standard Vanguard in 1947, developed by American standards. The car was a success with customers, not only in England but also in the United States and Australia. Since 1950, the car was equipped with in-line 4-cylinder engine with verhneraspolozhennymi valves. In 1953, a model Standard 8, which was one of the most inexpensive in the 1950s.



In 1961, "Standard" became part of the "British Leyland". Cars with the trademark "Standard", presented models of small class, produced until 1963. Sports cars, which were issued under the name "Triumph", produced until 1984.

Latest classic Standard cars offered in listings in the United States:

1947 STANDARD VANGUARD TRIUMPH 8-4 DROP-HEAD COUPE 1947 STANDARD VANGUARD TRIUMPH 8-4 DROP-HEAD COUPE 16 $12,000.00