Standard 2000, Western Australia
The photographs below are of a Standard 2000, built in India using car body chassis and exterior panels previously used in the production of the Rover SD1.
It is understood that this car is one of two vehicles manufactured by Standard Motor Products of India to arrive through Australian Customs in Western Australia circa 1988. It is believed they were brought in for the purpose of assessment for suitability in the Australian market. The Standard company went into liquidation not long after the import of these vehicles to Australia and the two cars sat in a customs store for several years. Some years later the vehicles were sold by Customs.
This vehicle in the photographs below has never been registered in Australia and has a recorded mileage of under 500km. It has spent time in a museum and in private collections in Western Australia. The fate of the second vehicle is unknown although it is believed to have not survived.
Photos on this web page have been contributed by Bill Campton, Ray Clarke, Richard Dalziel & Andrew Egginton.
The Standard 2000 made a rare public appearance in October 2016 at the National Rove in Busselton, Western Australia. YouTube video and photographs have been contributed by Ray Clarke. Additional photos have been contributed by Richard Dalziel & Andrew Egginton.