Standard's first small mass-produced car, the Nine was the basis of Standard's success during the 1930s. Under the leadership of Captain John Black, Standard had risen to become one of Britain's leading six motor manufacturers. The Nine was made from 1927 until 1939 and later became the 'Flying Nine' for which it was given streamlined bodywork
This Teignmouth, by contrast, has a completely upright fabric body, a construction method popular on cheaper cars combining low cost with light weight but often lacking in quality. As a result, few fabric-covered cars have survived. The Standard Nine chassis was of a completely conventional specification but the model was significant as one of the last to feature the classical shouldered Standard radiator design.