Lot 224 - 1934 Standard Twelve
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
The company was founded on 2nd March 1903 by R. W. Maudslay. He was a civil engineer by profession but realised the enormous potential of the horseless carriage and became a motor manufacturer, establishing a small factory in Coventry. He employed seven people to assemble the first car powered by a single-cylinder engine with three-speed gearbox and shaft drive to the rear wheels. By the end of 1903 three cars had been built and the labour force had been increased to twenty five. The increased labour force produced a car every three weeks during 1904. In 1914 Standard became a public company.
Thought to be one of only three examples remaining today, this Standard twelve is fitted with a 1608cc engine which has recently been rebuilt. The chassis has also been restored and tyres recently replaced. It is in need of a reasonable amount of work although appears to be complete including the original tool kit. Bearing its original registration number of BLM 723, this Standard Twelve offers the opportunity to own a piece of British motoring heritage. Supplied with a V5 registration document and some history.
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