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The designation like 10 Hp does not mean the performance in every case, although at the beginning of the motoization it was usual. Later on Standard kept the same designations despite of higher performance.

STANDARD  SIX   6hp,   1903

The first auto driving vehicle, looks more lke a coach than a car, the 1000ccm engine was mounted beneeth the floor, flanged to a prop shaft and a gearbox which directly drove the rear wheels.
It was the first Standard built car model.

STANDARD THIRTY , 1907,  

This model had already 6 cylinder with 30 hp out of impressive 5300 ccm capacity. five times more than the Standard six.
Today that would be 15  times more and 70 times more than the 6Hp!
But those days that  was a huge performance in only 4 years!

STANDARD 20, 1908-1914  

3,3 - 4,0 Litre Modell, had a 6 cylinder straight six, with huge hub of 133 mm and a 80-89mm bore diamester. That meant a big torque already at low revs. Todays enginges of this size have a more "quadratic" hub capacity (bore and hub closer together!)

 

STANDARD 9 - SELBY TOURER  9hp, 1927-1929

1253 ccm, 4 Cylinder, sideguided, despite of hisimpressive  Rollys Royce looking radiator grille, the Selby was a small car with about 22 Hp.

STANDARD 10, 1906

Within 55 years repeatedly built model, at last as the Pennant) The first one had 2 cylinders and 631 ccm, the right picture shows a 1934-1936 built version, had 4 cylinders, 1331 ccm and about 30Hp, Vmax was just under 100 mls per hour!)

STANDARD 12, 1933-1940

And again after the WWII, until 1948, it was a litte limousine with 6 cylinder engines but small capacity from 1337-1497ccm,  29 Hp.
Later models had a 4 cylinders and 44 Hp!


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