Standard 8, 10 and Pennant (1953 – 1961) Review

Standard 8, 10 and Pennant (1953 – 1961) At A Glance


+Economical, reliable and pleasant to drive small saloon, bargains at current values

-Lacks personality compared with the opposition

The 8, 10 and Pennant Standard’s entries in the popular Minor/A30/Ford 100E market, and they are worthy rivals, which deserve more recognition than they seem to have in the classic market right now. The 8 only came with an 803cc engine and was very basically equipped: you didn’t even get winding windows until 1954, or an opening bootlid until 1957.

The better-selling 10 did have these features from its inception in 1954 (except on the rare base-spec Family 10), and also a 948cc engine. The Pennant is a luxury 10 but with lengthened wings, two-tone paint, hooded headlamps and more equipment. They are outnumbered about five-to-one by the other models.

What does a Standard 8, 10 and Pennant (1953 – 1961) cost?