I live in the US and purchased a 63 Standard 15 van. There's nothing here for this vehicle nor is there any other vehicles like it to compare to. I'm curious how popular these are to collector's and if its value is worth restoring or just parting out for others. I can't find any information about parts or values. Thank you in advance
<Thread Drift Alert> Original poster's question was about Standard 10 van.
Hi Ryscott. The Standard 15, like all this family of van (Atlas, Atlas Major, Standard 15 & 20, Leyland 15 & 20) are pretty rare. It's difficult to know how many are left on the road here in the UK, but estimates of 10 to 15 are probably not far from the mark. I understand they didn't sell well in the USA, so they're probably even rarer there. There are enthusiasts and collectors and they are certainly a unique drive with memories of a bygone, more leisurely age. Is yours a runner, or did you buy it with the intention of getting it running?
If you can find an enthusiast or collector (better still two or more!) then they may be prepared to part with a significant amount of cash, but that will be highly dependant on condition. If it's a restoration project then prices tumble, especially as these vans are known to rust badly. As for breaking for parts (please don't!) the rarity means that most of the few owners will already have all the spares they need, so it may mean holding on to things for a long time before someone actually needs a "widget".
Would you post some picture please - we like pictures! Does your van have a back story? Probably best to start a new thread.