1936 Standard Avon Special Tourer
The Standard Motor Company Limited was a motor vehicle manufacturer, founded in Coventry in 1903 by Reginald Maudsley. It purchased Triumph in 1945 and in 1959 officially changed its name to Standard-Triumph International and began to put the Triumph brand name on all its products. In 1929 John Black, joint managing director of Hillman, took up an appointment at Standard as joint Managing Director. Black encouraged the supply of chassis to external coachbuilders such as Avon and Swallow coachbuilding and Jensen. The coachbuilding company of Avon during the early 1930s commenced producing cars with a distinctly sporty appearance, using as a foundation, a complete chassis from the Standard Motor Company. These chassis were ordinary production units, used because of their sound engineering design and good performance. Known as Avon Standard Specials they catered for a select market too small for Standard themselves.
This delightfully handsome tourer is finished in green with black interior. The coachwork is in good order as is the chromework and interior. We are advised the 9hp engine runs well and this Standard Avon drives with no known faults. Sitting proudly on wire wheels, this car is the best of both worlds, uncomplicated and reliable mechanics by Standard with styling by the New Avon Body Company Limited of Warwick, they were established in 1919. It is thought only nine ‘Le Mans’ style tourers were built by Avon bodies prior to the outbreak of World War II. This example was rebuilt circa 10 years ago and comes with some invoices. Offered for sale without reserve, this two-seater tourer is a great way to enjoy the summer months ahead.
For sale by auction on Sunday 18 April 2021 with Historics Auctioneers, Call 01753 639170
Reference #11340574 | Trade advert