At the end of August 2017 my XYL spotted a local advert for a 1950’s Standard 10 that had been stood for a few years and needed some TLC. My step father likes projects to keep him busy, so (mostly joking) I passed on the details of the car and the phone number. In less than an hour, my phone rang and it was my step father saying that he’d agreed to buy the car unseen!
The Standard is becoming a rare beast, it seems that nobody loves them. The car was actually quite sound, just a bit tatty around the edges, the engine was the nicest surprise, it’s very sweet.
My step father has worked on the Standard every now and then, in between working on his AC Buckland sports tourer (very rare and eyewateringly expensive!), which has been restored from the bottom up.
The Standard passed a voluntary MOT in November and is to be auctioned next month near Kirkby Lonsdale. My XYL and I had the pleasure of taking the Standard out for a little road run just before Christmas, we both loved it, although at 6’2, my XYL struggled to find a comfortable driving position!
Tomorrow is the day that the Standard is being taken to the auction house and it’s about 25 minutes up the road from my QTH. The auction house is just off Junction 36 of the M6. I’m planning to meet my parents at the auction place and join them for lunch. My new outdoor shack is to be constructed in the building where the Standard was housed, before being shipped in sections to my QTH for assembly. Lunch is to discuss the new shack project!
As an added bonus, I noticed that Hutton Roof Crags G/LD-052 is not far from the auction place (1818), I’m trying to hatch a plan to activate the summit before meeting my parents. Can anyone provide up to date info? I’ve never done G/LD-052, where’s best to park, etc? The summit info page hasn’t been updated in a while.
Thanks for any info!
Picture from advert-
Prepping for paint
Ready for the road!
AC Buckland Sports Tourer nearly finished, awaiting nicer weather!