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(503-237) Standard Eight Sedan - Marston
Model Information
YEAR: 1932
SERIES: 9th
MODEL NAME: Standard Eight Sedan
MODEL NUMBER: 503-237
VIN NUMBER: 343273
General Information
FOUND WHERE: Vista, California
FOUND CONDITION: Poor
CURRENT LOCATION: Simi Valley California
CURRENT CONDITION: Good
PLANNED USE: Long Term Restoratio
Interior Information
INTERIOR CODE:
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION: Needs to be replaced. Was beige with some thin stripes of blue.
Exterior Information
PAINT CODE:
PAINT NAME: Newly painted, Carnival Red, IM-504
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION: Upper section is Carnival Red (IM-504) and lower is black. Carnival red was a color that would have been available in 1932.
Drivetrain Information
ENGINE: 8 Cyl 320 cu in, rebuilt and balanced
ENGINE SERIAL: 343292
TRANSMISSION: 3 speed
Other Information
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: Dual side mounts
VEHICLE HISTORY/
PROJECT STATUS:

This car was in progress of a frame off restoration by the second owner.  We are the third owners of the car, which was originally purchased from D.E. Mc Danald in Pasadena, California.  The second owners bought it about 55 years ago and had neglected it for some period of time before starting the restoration.

The frame has been painted and all of the running gear reinstalled on it.  New wood sills were made and the body has been placed on the frame.  The engine was professionally rebuilt and balanced as a part of the rebuild.  The transmission was also rebuilt and both engine and transmission are now installed in the car.

All of the pieces are on hand and many of the small ones have already been chrome plated.  The dash and window trim pieces have been wood grained and look like new.

 The entire car has been painted.  The upper in IM 504 (Carnival Red – a color that was available in 1932) and the lower section black.  A two phase (BC & CC) solvent base system was used.  The paint has also been color sanded.  The interior will be finished with a period correct fabric.

As of May 2016 the mechanical and electrical portions are about 90% complete leaving the next major portion to be completed is the interior.


Custom Modifications
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Modification Detail:
The engine was converted to a down draft carburetor and exhaust system sometime prior to the mid-1950's by the original owner.

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