Chassis No. 19376
A rare vehicle that came to light after many years of obscurity.
Original documents supplied show that this was originally a Californian vehicle being registered to Tom Wade of Wilmington in 1929, then Faye Wade of Pico sold it to George Read of Santa Ana in April 1957 who sold it to Nels Grofthold in February 1963.
Now Sold. £35000.00
By this time it was recorded as having no body and the car seems to have lain low for nearly 30 years, it next appears in the ownership of a Robin Downing of Dyfed in 1991 who, in a letter to the Stanley Museum stated that the car was about to be shipped. There are also two letters from Michael Ware, curator of Beaulieu National Motor Museum explaining the cars historical importance for the sake of Customs and Excise. Other letters reveal that it was certainly purchased without a body but was originally fitted with a touring body and a quantity of spares came with it. The car then passed to a family ownership in the midlands where the correct type body was sourced and of the right age, the enthusiast owner embarked on a total restoration and it is related that the boiler, condenser, engine etc all saw extensive work. Clearly the restoration was nearly complete when sadly the owner passed away, the Stanley remained in dry heated storage, untouched for over a decade and was then sold by Cheffins in April 2012 into enthusiast ownership who completed the restoration including a completely renewed interior with Bentley Beluga black leather button back upholstery, a complete new hood and frame, new battery with re -wired lights and a new windscreen. Rallied and shown since the last phase of restoration and now offered for sale with boiler certification and in full running order. £49,000 o.n.o
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