1957 Vanguard Phase III with extensive documented history For Sale
1957 Standard Vanguard Phase III
Beautiful Standard Vanguard Phase III with extensive documented history. The car has a 2.1-liter engine with overdrive. The car has no cosmetic or mechanical issues and starts, drives, and stop as it should. This is a car that can be driven for many years to come. The car has Danish papers and registration dating back to April 13, 1957
Odometer Reading: 9524
First Registered: April 13, 1957
Engine Number: V324551E
Engine: 2088cc engine with its single Solex downdraught carburetor producing 68 bhp
History of the Standard Vanguard Phase III (1955–1958):
The Standard Motor Company Limited was a motor vehicle manufacturer, founded in Coventry, England, in 1903 by Reginald Walter Maudslay (1871–1934). It purchased Triumph in 1945 and in 1959 officially changed its name to Standard-Triumph International and began to put the Triumph brand name on all its products.
The Phase III, released to the market for the mid-October 1955 Earls Court Motor Show, was a radical change with the elimination of the separate chassis. The 2088 cc engine with its single Solex downdraught carburetor now produced 68 bhp (51 kW; 69 PS).
The front suspension was independent, using coil springs, and was bolted to a substantial sub-frame which also carried the recirculating ball steering gear. Semi-elliptic leaf springs were used on the rear axle. Lockheed hydraulic brakes with 9 in (229 mm) drums were fitted front and rear. The three-speed gearbox had a column change and the optional overdrive was operated by a switch on the steering column. A four-speed floor change became an option.
The new body was lower and had an increased glass area, making it look much more modern, and the old two-piece flat windscreen gave way to a one-piece curved design. The wheelbase increased by 8 in (203 mm), giving much better passenger accommodation. A heater was now a standard fitting. Bench seats were fitted in front and rear with folding center arm rests.
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