Standard Eight 8 Survivor Orig Paint Interior Vintage British Auto Triumph 1949

Price: US $8,150.00 Item location: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Other Makes
  • Model: Standard Eight
  • SubModel: Saloon
  • Trim: Standard 8
  • Year: 1948
  • Mileage: 23,322
  • VIN: NA49699LDL
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: 4 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Options: Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1948 Other Makes Standard Eight Saloon

This 1948 Standard 8 Saloon is a true survivor, it is an honest original, unmolested and unrestored.
It is a left hand drive model built for the North American market. It was built in Coventry, England by the Standard Motor Co. Ltd., was sold new in British Columbia, Canada, registered as a 1949 model, and resided in Vernon, BC for the first 50-60 years before finding itself in Alberta. It has spent its whole life in western Canada.

This drivable car has been well maintained, is quite complete and very solid, showing only 23,322 original miles on the odometer.
It is also quite evident that this car did not spend much time exposed to the elements, and has lived most if not all of its life under cover.

The Standard Motor Co. was founded in 1903 and in 1945 it purchased Triumph out of receivership. The Standard name was used in Britain until 1963, after which they continued to market under the Triumph name.
The successor to the Standard 8 was the Triumph Herald of 1959.

This model 4-8A carries serial # NA49699LDL, and the original firewall tag indicates it to be body #395884.
It is powered by a 1009 cc. 4 cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed transmission.
Overall length is 11’7”.

This car sports its original paint and interior.
Current presentation is clean and tidy, showing the normal wear and tear of its age, originality, and non-abused mileage.

This car could be maintained and enjoyed as the survivor that it is, with minor detailing and freshening along the way, or, it would make an excellent restoration candidate given its completeness, unmolested state, and very solid rust free condition.

The 1009 cc. 4 cylinder engine starts easily, runs smooth, and does not smoke. It has a peak rating of 28 hp. and appears to have been maintained in reliable and roadworthy condition without modifications.
These cars can cruise up around 60 mph.

The engine compartment and components all appear as correct and original, and in good serviceable condition.

The 4 speed transmission shifts as it should and there is no clutch chatter or slippage.
There are no unusual sounds coming from either the transmission or rear end while driving.
No major leaks detected but shows the usual minor weeping on the underside.

The solid and rust free frame and chassis component all appear in good condition and as original without damage.
It has original independent front suspension with a transverse leaf spring, and leaf springs at the back.

Steering is good with no excessive free play. Minor drip evident at the steering box.
Bendix mechanical cable brakes at all 4 wheels in good operating condition.
The exhaust system and muffler appear in good condition.
The fuel tank looks good with no big dents, rust, or leaks.

All tires are bias ply blackwalls with decent tread remaining.
The front tires are Avon MKII 5.00x16 and are checked from age.
The rears are Excelsior 5.50x16 in better shape with no checking.
They are mounted on 4 original artillery spoke wheels, sporting original hubcaps.

There is no evidence on the body of any serious collision damage, bodywork, or repaint, and the body and sheet metal on this car are quite straight, and rust free apart from the very mild flash surface rust you see.

Bottoms of both doors are solid.
The original plywood floor pans are intact, and there is no rot or rust out in the trunk areas.

Note all the original tools located in the lower compartment with the spare.
Includes the jack, tire iron, grease gun, crank handle, and air pump, all locked into their appropriate clips.

The only spot where any rust thru is found is a couple of very small spots on the underside of the right rocker, as shown in this pic.

From curbside you can tell this is a very solid car with original paint, but with an easy and proper prep and paint this car would be outstanding. You would not have to do extensive body work or expensive rust repairs.

The only body damage is very minor, a small rub across the bottom of the left door, and a small dent at the right rear corner.

The car has original 6-volt electricals, most wiring appears to be original and in serviceable condition with some minor repairs and plastic loom.
All lights are in working order, and glass lenses are in good condition.

The car is equipped with turn signals arms which pop out of the B pillars. They could use lubrication as they’re a bit sticky.

The instrument faces all appear in very nice original condition.
The speedometer, odometer, amp and oil pressure gauges are working, the petrol gauge is not.
Nice original dash knobs and bakelite instrument panel and horn button.
Original wipers are in working order.
The horn is not working, problem not investigated.

The interior is totally original including the carpeting. The seat covers and interior door panels are upholstered in original vinyl. Condition ranges from near excellent on the seats, to good and fair, with minor tatters here and there, primarily on the side panels and windlace.
Some pics were taken with flash, others without. The true upholstery color is the darker brown shown in pics without flash.

The rear section of headliner is in place, but is stained. The mid-section is missing along with the dome light lens.

The banjo steering wheel is wrapped and laced, as is the sun visor.
All interior hardware and handles are original and present in nice condition.

All glass in in good condition including the windshield.
All windows crank down and up with ease.
The sliding top material is intact on both sides.

The chrome brightwork and stainless trim is all in original condition ranging from very good to fair.
The front bumper is fairly straight, the rear a bit wonky, but the chrome is not peeling on either of them.

The head lamp buckets, fender lamps, and tail lights are in very nice condition.
Other pot metal chrome such as hood ornament, door handles, hood knobs, and gas cap are also quite nice and virtually pit free.
Very nice Union Jack emblem on the hood ornament.

Some of the vertical grille bars are bent and split.
Original hubcaps show some minor chrome peeling.
About the only exterior items missing are a crank hole cover, and the stainless trim along the rockers below the doors, although a portion of the right one is there.

The car shows the normal wear & tear of its original miles and age, but overall is a very solid and clean car.
The original tool kit with wrap is included, along with original literature which includes 2 Instruction Books, a Lubrication Chart, and a comprehensive Maintenance and Repair Manual.

It is a car you can start to drive and enjoy right away as is. It is also an excellent candidate for a correct restoration given its completeness, unmolested state, and solid virtually rust free condition.
There are no hidden secrets with this car.

If you are considering an inexpensive and fun vintage compact, then this could be it!
This is an affordable and easy car to maintain and keep roadworthy, suitable for outings and local touring with family and friends.
It would also be an ideal car for the wife or daughter to keep the collector car bug alive in the family.
You won’t need to spend a bunch of money on restoration parts and labor, nor several years in the garage restoring it, unless you want to.

The owner is an avid collector of vintage cars. Other opportunities along with storage limitations have led to his decision to make this car available.
This cute little car is being offered with a very reasonable 4 digit reserve. Truly a low cost opportunity to enter the old car hobby with something fun and unique.


This vintage British auto is being listed on behalf of the owner. Please email ‘’ or phone Rick at (403)534-2222 for additional honest and accurate information from a professional auto restorer. All information listed has been gathered from discussions with the owner and visual inspection. 132 pics are available for viewing at . Additional specific pictures are available upon request. No warranties expressed or implied. Successful bidder to make a minimum payment of 50% of closing bid amount (US funds) within 5 days of auction closing, with the balance payable upon vehicle pick up within 21 days (international) or 14 days (US/Canada).
Payment must be in certifiable form such as cash or wire transfer. Other forms of payment only acceptable with time allowance for instrument to clear bank prior to vehicle being released. Any deviation from, or changes to the preceding terms must be reasonable, and should be requested, discussed, and agreed to prior to bidding and auction closing.


Please submit all inquiries prior to bidding, and please only bid if you are able and willing to conclude the transaction should you be the winning bidder.
This vehicle is being sold with a Bill of Sale, and expired British Columbia registration documents (title).
The car is located in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, about 6 hours north of the Montana border.
Due to its foreign manufacture (Britain), there is a 2.5% duty applicable to US Customs (and a small .21% Customs User Fee – that’s point 21) to ship the vehicle from Canada into the US.
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