Standard Eight 1957 front.jpg
Standard announced a new economy saloon in 1953 to compete head-on with the established Ford 100E, Morris Minor and Austin A30 models. All three rival cars had strong followings so the new Standard Eight would have to something special to pose any threat to the "Big Three".
The Standard Eight featured a new 803cc four cylinder engine (identical capacity to both the Morris and Austin A-series engine!) and four speed gearbox (unlike the Ford's 3-speed unit).
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