Little 12 on Jersey
Photo of a rare
Standard Little 12
I have recently bought a scanner so at
last I am able to send you a copy of a period photo lent to me for
copying some years ago by a friend at home in Jersey.
In the past the States of Jersey Motor
Taxation department used to publish an annual booklet for
sale to the general public with all details of vehicles registered
in Jersey along with the keepers name and address, this of course
would not be allowed today under the Data Protection Act.
The booklet of registered motor
vehicles of 1934 gives the keepers name of this Standard as
Miss Marjorie De Gruchy of 2 St Kilda Villas, Bagot Road,
St.Saviour, Jersey. I can only assume that this is Miss De Gruchy
in the photo. The car is believed to be a 1932/3 Standard Little
I think you are right
Steve - Judging by the length of the bonnet this is the six-cylinder
Little 12. Following the industry fashion of the early 1930's,
Standard too wanted a small six-cylinder car in their range. It only
lasted for the 1932-233 season. It hardly seems worthwhile to build
another engine and to re-engineer the Little 9 chassis so that it
would fit, but that's what they did. The cabin is stock Little 9. It
was replaced by the bigger 4 cylinder 10's and 12's in 1934.
So, it was a rare car in
1933 and consequently much rarer in 2009. Has anyone even seen one,
or own one today?
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