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Around the World : Standard Motor Products

Around the World : Standard Motor Products

Following India’s independence in 1947, a raft of carmakers tried to gain a foothold in the market. The UK’s Standard Company was one such operation, and following successful negotiation with the Indian Government, Standard Motor Products of India Limited was duly formed shortly after. A potted history STANDARD entered the Indian car marker during 1948, […]

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Gallery : Standard 2000

Gallery : Standard 2000

The SD1 was sold to the Indian sub-continent’s Standard car company for production as the company’s new entry into the executive car market. Sales were dismal due to the high price of the car, and it lasted only three seasons. The story behind the Rover’s SD1’s short-lived rebirth in India was down to a relaxation […]

Gallery : Standard Gazel

Gallery : Standard Gazel

The Gazel was designed in India and engineered to use a mixture of entirely indigenous parts. This Mark II Gazel demonstrates the array of styling differences (by Nasir Hussein) that distinguish it from the earlier Herald. There were many engineering differences too, not least the use of the Toledo live rear axle. Top photo courtesy […]

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Gallery : Standard Herald

Gallery : Standard Herald

The Herald appeared on the Indian market in 1961 to replace the Standard Pennant. It went on to enjoy a long life and went through a couple of changes during it’s life. This Mark I Herald shows the use of Standard Ensign badges and Pennant hubcaps (Photograph by Mike Long) This Mark II Herald shows […]

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Standard 2000

Standard 2000

The SD1 was sold to the Indian sub-continent’s Standard car company for production as the company’s new entry into the executive car market. Sales were dismal due to the high price of the car, and it lasted only three seasons. The story behind the Rover’s SD1’s short-lived rebirth in India was down to a relaxation […]