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Monday 8 July 2019

1931 STANDARD LITTLE NINE - BRIGHTWELLS AUCTIONS Leominster Classic Motoring Auction Centre Wednesday 10th July 2019


Leominster Classic Motoring
Auction Centre
Wednesday 10th July 2019

Free Viewing, 9.00am - 7.00pm on Tuesday 9th July 2019 
and on the day of the sale.

2-Seater with Dickie Seat
Lot No. 44
Registration Date 1931
Make & Model Standard Little Nine Two-Seater with Dickie
Colour Yellow/Black
Registration Number YYJ 911
Chassis No. 125810AT
Engine size 1,015 cc
Engine No. 32172
Documents V5C; buff logbook; instruction manual; large history file back to the 1970s etc
Estimate £7,000 - £9,000
Coming from the same stable as the Standard Big Nine elsewhere in this catalogue, this Little Nine has the smaller 1,015cc side-valve four which offered similarly dependable 50mph performance to its larger sibling by virtue of its reduced size and weight.
Originally registered in Anglesey with the number EY 4289 in December 1931, it became YYJ 911 in 1952 – a number which Porsche owners will be sad to hear is not transferable. Our vendor acquired the car back in 1998 shortly after it had been treated to a body-off restoration. During his long ownership, he has improved the car still further, including retrimming the interior in high-quality brown leather, re-chroming the few bits of brightwork and fitting a stainless steel exhaust.
In regular use until about 15 years ago, we are told that the car has always driven well and been very reliable, certainly starting promptly and running nicely as we moved it around for these photos, although the vendor advises that it has developed a slight scraping noise at speed since the new exhaust was fitted.
An open two-seater with a foldaway dickie seat for additional passengers, it comes with a full set of weather gear (hood and side-screens) and a large history file with many invoices back to The ‘70s, an original instruction manual, buff logbook from the ‘50s and much technical literature relating to the model.
Believed to be the sole surviving example, this Little Nine would make a great pairing with the equally unique Big Nine also on offer in this sale and we rather hope that both cars will continue to stay together in the hands of an enthusiastic new owner.


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