1953 Standard Motors Vanguard II

Car Specs

1953 Standard Motors Vanguard II


Standard Motors

Standard Motors

Quick Facts

Price (when new): 1057

Production Total: 81074

Build Start: 1953

Last on sale: 1955

Drive System:

The revised and more conventional three-box styling of the Phase II Vanguard may lack some of the character of the original, but it does provide better headroom and something in the region of 50% more luggage space. Getting in and out is easier too, as the front doors are longer. Suspension is stiffer, but the anti-roll bar has been deleted, so despite wider tyres the handling is still not a Vanguard strong point. With this car, Standard also became the first British manufacturer to offer a diesel engine (with a claimed 37mpg), though surviving examples are rare.

Information from Octane Magazine.
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  • 1953
  • 1955
  • Vanguard 2
  • 1270kg
  • 1727mm
  • 2545mm
  • 2388mm
  • 1753mm
  • 19.9s
  • 129km/h
  • 68bhp
  • 2
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  • €1057
  • 81074
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