Lot 261 - 1936 Standard Flying 12 **WITHDRAWN**
|Odometer reading||58,000 miles|
|Estimate||£7,500 - £10,000|
The Standard Motor 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.
Stored for a number of years albeit correctly having been greased and oiled in all the right places, this Flying 12 has recently been re-commissioned. The car is as original as one could expect from a 1936 vehicle and has covered only 58,000 miles in its 78 years on the road. The underside of AAP 303 is in excellent order and the bodywork shows no sign of corrosion. The chromework is also in very good condition having been greased prior to storage and it is fitted with a metal sunroof that functions correctly. Mechanically she is in very good condition with a four speed gearbox and is a delight to drive. This must surely be the best original Standard Flying 12 available anywhere today.
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