Standard - Standard Eight

The Standard Eight was produced from 1953, to replace the Mayflower which was not selling as well as anticipated. This all new Standard Eight was aimed at the small car market and had a monocoque chassis with a more up to date modern looking body, which in the interest of economy had many features such as  not having a boot lid, as well as sliding rather than roll down windows. As time went on there was a Standard Eight Deluxe version with winding windows, and later on a version with an opening boot lid so owners did not have to access the boot via the rear seat. The Standard Eight also had an all new overhead valve four cylinder 804 cc engine, which was gradually improved to give more power by 1957, along with the option of overdrive. The Standard Eight was produced until 1959.

The Standard 8 was originally supplied with tyre size 5.20x13 fitted to 3.5" wide rims - the radial equivalent of this tyre size is 145R13, and Blockley produces the perfect example, which has the tallest diameter of any 145R13 available at 22.56". Fitting a larger tyre size with a wider tread width risks cracking the standard wheels around the studs area - see full details of the Blockley 145R13 tyre below:

Blockley Products for Standard Standard Eight

13/14 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£62.00 (£74.40 inc. VAT)