‘Scrappage’ Standard saved
A Standard Ten set for the scrapper has had a stay of execution – but probably won’t find its way back onto the road.
As reported in our 1 November issue, Caithness-based Ford dealer, Dunnets of Thurso, took the 1959 model in as part of its scrappage scheme and gave the owner £7000 off the price of a Transit van.
The car was originally to be crushed, but an outcry has led to Ford reconsidering.
Ford UK’s executive director for communications and public affairs, Tim Holmes, says: ‘We have been in discussions and have found a solution that satisfies both the terms of the scrappage scheme and all the parties concerned.’
The Standard is now in secure storage, but its destiny is unknown. There are several options at the moment. CCW understands that it might be put into a Scottish museum established by wellknown classic car collector, Edward Sutherland. It may also be recycled, with its parts being used to save other Standards. Engines and bodyshells are particularly hard to come by.
The car, which is in superb condition, following a respray and installation of a freshly retrimmed interior, was offered for sale previously but without success.
Mint 1959 model is in secure storage, awaiting its fate.