AN OPEN AND SHUT CASE

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Your Letters -

I have al­ways keenly fol­lowed Gil­lian Car­moodie’s ex­ploits with Henry the Stan­dard 8 as I have the same model.

I was there­fore in­ter­ested in your ‘Let­ter of the Week’ in the 15 June is­sue. The 8 had a facelift in March 1957 and re­ceived an alu­minium grille over its pre­vi­ously open aper­ture, an up­rated Gold Star and the open­ing boot lid. Be­fore this, in 1955, the Fam­ily 10 model was in­tro­duced to the range us­ing the 8 bodyshell with­out the bootlid.

I well re­mem­ber a show at Malvern a few years ago where the only mem­bers of the 8 and 10 range present were my 8 and a Fam­ily 10. I heard a visi­tor tell his com­pan­ion: ‘Of course, it’s easy enough to tell an 8 from a 10. The 8 doesn’t have an open­ing boot and the 10 does.’ The looks on their faces were a sight to be­hold as they looked at the badges and scratched their heads! Peter Lock­ley, Southam, Warks

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