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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Standard: Vanguard

From Graces Guide
Reg No: VKX 962.
1948.
1949.
May 1949.
October 1949.
October 1949.
1949. Exhibit at Glasgow Museum of Transport.
October 1949.
April 1950.
August 1950.
1950.
1950.
1950.
December 1950.
1951.
1951.
1951. Exhibit at the National Motor Museum.
May 1951.
October 1951.
1952. Standard Vanguard RAF Pick-Up. Reg No: 321 FXO.
October 1952.
March 1953.
March 1953.
October 1953.
Standard Vanguard Pickup. Reg No: 674 YUG.
Standard Vanguard Pickup. Reg No: 469 XUL.
1955. Vanguard III.
Reg No: 204 YUB.
Reg No: 699 XUJ.
1956.
1958. Standard Vanguard III. Reg No: MSK 937.
1958. Standard Vanguard III. Reg No: MSK 937.
October 1958. Vignale Vanguard.
October 1959.
October 1961.
1962. Standard Vanguard Pickup. Reg No: 699 XUJ.
1963. Standard Vanguard Estate. Exhibit at Motor Museum of Western Australia.

Note: This is a sub-section of Standard Motor Co

  • Vanguard I. 1948-53. 184,799 made.
  • Vanguard II. 1953-55. 81,074 made.
  • Vanguard III. 1955-58. 37,194 made.
  • Vanguard Sportsman. 1956-58. 901 made.

1950 STANDARD VANGUARD

The Standard Vanguard is designed for use in any part of the world and has actually been exported to some 75 different countries. The 1950 Vanguard is a four-door saloon seating five or six persons and is completely equipped in the modern style.

On the mechanical side the Vanguard is outstanding in that its powerful 2-litre engine has replaceable cylinder liners in direct contact with the water of the cooling system. The chassis and body are rust-proofed by the bonderizing process.

Although the Vanguard is not the sole Standard model in production, there are three other versions of it available in the estate car, the 12 cwt. delivery van and the pick-up truck.

ENGINE. Type: 2-litre. Cylinders: 4. Bore X Stroke: 85 mm. X 92 mm. Compression ratio: 6.7 to 1. Maximum b.h.p.: 68 at 4,000 r.p.m.

PERFORMANCE. Maximum speed: 80 m.p.h. Fuel consumption: 23-24 m.p.g.

DIMENSIONS. Length: 13 ft. 8 ins. Height: 5 ft. 4 ins. Width: 5 ft. 9 ins. Wheelbase: 7 ft. 10 ins. Track: 4 ft. 3 ins. (front); 4 ft. 6 ins. (rear). Weight: 2,716 lbs. Fuel capacity: 15 gallons. Tyre size: 5.75 X 16.

BRAKES. Lockheed Hydraulic.

PRICE. £515 plus £143.16.1 Purchase Tax. Total: £658.16.1. (Vynide upholstery).

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