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1953-1961 STANDARD 8/10/Pennant specifications

1953-1961 STANDARD 8/10/Pennant specifications Classic and Performance Car

These were Standard’s entries in the popular Minor/A30/Ford 100E market, and they are worthy rivals. The 8 only came with an 803cc engine and was very basically equipped: you didn’t even get winding windows until 1954, or an opening bootlid until 1957. The better-selling 10 did have these features from its inception in 1954 (except on the rare base-spec Family 10), and also a 948cc engine. The Pennant is a luxury 10 but with lengthened wings, two-tone paint, hooded headlamps and more equipment. They are outnumbered about five-to-one by the other models.

Production

  • Production:
    351,727
  • Price at launch:
    £481
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,400
  • Price (good):
    £1,800
  • Price (average):
    £950
  • Price (project):
    £300

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    38.3secs
  • Top speed:
    69.0mph
  • Power:
    35.0bhp
  • Torque:
    48.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    39.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3683mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2134mm
  • Width:
    1473mm
  • Height:
    1524mm
  • Weight:
    762kgs

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