1952 STANDARD VANGUARD PHASE 1 - WHAT A RARITY AND WHAT AN ABSOLUTE GEM
Sale price: £5,100.00 make an offer
Pending offersDate: 2015-12-07
tom (from co durham) offered 3900 gbp
tom offered usd
Ken Naylor (from Leicester) offered 3000 gbp
Car location: Thirsk, YO7, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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1952 STANDARD VANGUARD PHASE 1 - WHAT A RARITY AND WHAT AN ABSOLUTE GEM for sale
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This magnificent comes with that correct spec 2088cc engine as later famously used in Triumph TR2 and TR3 sports cars. Remember of course that the company was still actually trading as Standard-Triumph in those days. It was also the world famous engine which drove all those wonderful Ferguson tractors of the same era.
This Vanguard. sitting so proudly and still built like a battleship herself with amazingly thick steel. is a pure timewarp find.
Now. reputedly she began life in India where she was employed as a British Embassy car. This could well be true judging by the condition of the underside. the body and paint work and the engine. The speedo reads just 17. 00 miles which again could be correct if she has had such a sheltered life. Certainly. on old MoT from 30 years ago shows the mileage at just 16. 00!
And here is another interesting little Sherlock Holmes-style observation. Among the delightful period dashboard switches is one bearing the tag "Air Conditioning" Now. let's be honest. such a concept was still light years away from reality on these shores! By the way. I have removed one rear wheel spat so that you can view the car with and without them attached. Interior-wise. the dash and steering wheel are in superb order and. incedibly. the original fitted rubber mats remain in situ! The seats are leather and the rear is all there although worn with age. The front seat carries an original 1950s fitted car cover especially tailored for the model. It is extremely difficult to remove it. although then I tried I did see some dry and cracked leather.
She drives as well as she looks with a 3-speed column change and is one hell of an eyeful on the open road as you can imagine. She is taxed and tested even though she is exempt in both cases. and ready to roll.
So. there we are. Something totally different and very much a statement of a classic car! Go on. be different. I can also assist with delivery if required. Thanks for reading. Martin (07595-020282)
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Ken Naylor, dated 06 february 2017
Hi is the car still for sale
from bob, dated 06 september 2016
Is car still for sale.
from David , dated 25 august 2016
Is your car still for sale ?
from Ian, dated 13 february 2016
Is she still for sale?
from Kenneth A Naylor, dated 21 january 2016
hi is the car still for sale
from tom , dated 13 december 2015
Hello Martin do you still have the Vanguard 1952 phase 1 for sale as I am interested thank you Tom Duffy Chester-le-street, Co Durham
from Glenn, dated 01 june 2015
There is nothing on the page to say how old this offer is. Is this car still available?
from Frank, dated 30 may 2013
I am requesting your kind assistance to get some information on spare parts for a standard vanguard 1950s model.
Basically this is for restoration purposes so I can opt for good second hand parts for mainly interior and exterior use. eg. headlamps, chairs, steering wheel, door handles, wipers, dashboard, tyres, rims, etc.
Kindly assist me with information pertaining to this project as soon as possible.
Your quick assistance shall be highly appreciated.
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