Standard introduced the Speed model range for the 1934 Motor Show. With a choice of a coupé and two saloons, it shared the same 10hp chassis. The Speed model had a higher gear ratio, cast Millenite brake drums, knock-on hubs, a aluminium cylinder head and twin carburettors. Gently streamlined, this model was the direct forerunner of the 'Flying Standard' range which followed in the 1930s.
Originally finished in ivory with scarlet flashes, during WWII this Speedline was used on police duty with the body repainted black and a single carburettor was fitted. Mr Oates kept the car until 1967, later using it as a summer house. Discovered by the next owner in Mr Oates' garden, the car was restored during the 1970s.