JULIANROBINSON
15 years ago



No wrong way round! bin the other one and do this one instead! (madman! :lol: :d )

mrsherbie wrote:



Some of us love em all :wink:

I'll be saving both of the rhd '53s ..

Infact I'm saving a Jan '54 at the moment too...
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JULIANROBINSON
15 years ago

Hi Julian,
Not many UK Standards left full stop. I hope you're not going to lower that one!
Nicolas and I are thinking on starting a standard register here. so if anyone wants to send me details including chassis number, body number, colour, date of manufacture and any M Code options with a few photos, we'll start getting a list together.

I've started a list over here...

British Standards... 

:d

Malc


VW Stan wrote:



hello!

I'll sort out some details soon... although I have loads of paperwork and original brown log book.. Its missing its ID plate in the spare wheel well.. which is a shame.. 😞


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JULIANROBINSON
15 years ago



Well you can make that 2 now,thought for a while i had the only one

mine was built on the 1st of september!

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i know its got some delux parts on it but is beeing sorted soon :lol:

urs looks realy good

Judson53 wrote:



I'd rather have yours! :d

I think 2 known RHD '53 standards is still quite rare! :lol:

Mine was late september I think .. gonna have to check it properly soon.. other than VW is there a good way of narrowing it down?




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VW Stan
15 years ago
I don't think you'll narrow the exact dates down without a VW cert.

Worth looking at the month of the body number as well as chassis number.

The body number on my Aug 57 is from July which is odd!
:roll:


It's hard to say what my girlfriend does for a living...

...She sells sea shells on the sea shore!
Judson53
15 years ago


I think 2 known RHD '53 standards is still quite rare! :lol:

JULIANROBINSON wrote:



we should park next to each other at shows :lol:

have you got any plans for urs,what colour ect
JULIANROBINSON
15 years ago
It will be its original colour... grey... whatever shade it is!

Think it might be a while before it makes it to a show.. but when it does.. :beer:
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JULIANROBINSON
15 years ago
L21 pearl grey ???
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stu
  • stu
  • pre67vw Junkie
15 years ago
i think its jupiter grey on standards
JULIANROBINSON
15 years ago
I've done some quick Calcs...

My LHD 53 Was built on about 6th Sept 1953 - Came from Sweeden and prob some where else before that?

My RHD '53 STD was built on about 20th Sept 1953 and registered on 1/11/53

My CKD RHD chassis number is from First week in July 53, engine from last week in june '53, Beam from may '53 - Reg 4/9/53 in Southern ireland

My LHD 54 is from Early Jan '54 ... Aparantly reg in Germany 14/8/54
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JULIANROBINSON
15 years ago

Any ideas on numbers left?

I got this today..

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JULIANROBINSON wrote:




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VW Stan
15 years ago
This is L21 pearl grey...

Yours looks more like jupiter!


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It's hard to say what my girlfriend does for a living...

...She sells sea shells on the sea shore!
54 Gertie
15 years ago
Yeah I would take a guess at Jupiter to! It is the most common colour for a standard by far!

Do those pictures make the paint look washed out and is it OG paint? Im guessing t is Jupiter but with very faded paint!:wink:



Im sure a birth certificate would settle this once and for all!8)
William
VW Stan
15 years ago




Im sure a birth certificate would settle this once and for all!8)

54 Gertie wrote:



I wouldn't count on it!

Mine is Diamond Grey according to VW!
:wink:

Original Jupiter grey looks very 'blue' in some lights...
I think the outside of mine's been repainted but the interior and under the front lid is still original.
I also have an original radio blanking plate from another 58 standard to match to if needed.
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RoRoVw
15 years ago
As far as I know, Jupiter Grey superseded Pearl Grey in March 1953 and continued until July 1963.
54 Gertie
15 years ago



I wouldn't count on it!

Mine is Diamond Grey according to VW!
:wink:


VW Stan wrote:



Very true!:wink:


William
stu
  • stu
  • pre67vw Junkie
15 years ago



I wouldn't count on it!

Mine is Diamond Grey according to VW!
:wink:

Original Jupiter grey looks very 'blue' in some lights...
I think the outside of mine's been repainted but the interior and under the front lid is still original.
I also have an original radio blanking plate from another 58 standard to match to if needed.

VW Stan wrote:



did you buy this car from andy ham?
VW Stan
15 years ago
Just re-read the old thread on big window standards and read this posted by John M (Standard Split)...

I had a 1953 RHD Standard back in the late '70s, the real thing, grey and VERY basic, like the 56 I have now. It was registered here from new and came in with the first batch of VWs for the UK that year (945 units - nearly all deluxes).

It even had the original (dated 1953!) log book. Registration LOW 514, which still checks out at the DVLA registration site. If it the car still exists, who has it now, I would love to know

I also know of a really nice '54 stored away.

The UK RHD Standard Oval is so rare, tops I would estimate that no more than half a dozen still exist. Even rarer the UK RHD rectangular window variety of the REAL Standard model.


Might be worth getting in touch Julian! :d


https://forums.pre67vw.com/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=4499&p=2 
It's hard to say what my girlfriend does for a living...

...She sells sea shells on the sea shore!
JULIANROBINSON
14 years ago

Just re-read the old thread on big window standards and read this posted by John M (Standard Split)...

I had a 1953 RHD Standard back in the late '70s, the real thing, grey and VERY basic, like the 56 I have now. It was registered here from new and came in with the first batch of VWs for the UK that year (945 units - nearly all deluxes).

It even had the original (dated 1953!) log book. Registration LOW 514, which still checks out at the DVLA registration site. If it the car still exists, who has it now, I would love to know

I also know of a really nice '54 stored away.

The UK RHD Standard Oval is so rare, tops I would estimate that no more than half a dozen still exist. Even rarer the UK RHD rectangular window variety of the REAL Standard model.


Might be worth getting in touch Julian! :d


https://forums.pre67vw.com/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=4499&p=2 

VW Stan wrote:



wow!

Thanks Malc!

Thats amazing to find an old owner!
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JULIANROBINSON
14 years ago
UPDATE TIME...

Nope, nothing has happened. But it is stored in the dry. :lol:
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55Kab
14 years ago

UPDATE TIME...

Nope, nothing has happened. But it is stored in the dry. :lol:

JULIANROBINSON wrote:



Any news of those other 2 Oval's you went to look at?