Standard Vanguard III
1955-1958, 37194 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
The new Phase III Vanguard of 1955 finally broke away from the old "separate" chassis engineering layout of the two previous Vanguard models. The new chassis arrangement also allowed the engine to sit further forward in the body, thus allowing improved interior space.
The Vanguard III also featured revised, modern styling which benefited from a much lower roofline than the older car. The lower roof and unitary construction all helped save weight and improve the cars performance and fuel consumption. The 2088cc Vanguard engine carried over from the earlier model along with the gearbox (although with higher ratios) and option of an overdrive unit.
|2088cc||S4 OHV||Standard/Triumph Vanguard S4 OHV||85mm x 92mm||7.5|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|68 bhp 4200|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|723||Standard Vanguard Saloon||Bonhams||17 Nov 2010||Not sold|
|645||1955 STANDARD VANGUARD III FOUR-DOOR SALOON||Christies||1 Jul 2005||£646.00||-|
|309||Standard Vanguard (1955)||Cheffins||23 Jun 2001||£980.00||-|
|201||Standard 10hp (1956)||RTS Auctions Ltd||7 Mar 1999||£245.00||-|
Buyers guide - No standard measures here
|Publication||Practical Classics May 1998|
|Buyers guide - No standard measures here - Great cars usually cost big money, but not the unnovative Standard Vanguard, maintains Danny O'Driscoll.|
Buying Power - Standard Vanguard
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 4th August 2004|
|Buying Power - Standard Vanguard - Amazingly radical when lauched in 1948, the Vanguard set a new standard (sorry!) for postwar British family cars. Richard Gunn is your guide to buying among the best - but also the last - of the Standard marque.|