Standard Vanguard Phase 1 1953-55
See specifications and an old advert below illustration
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Standard Vanguard Phase 1 1953-55 specifications
4 Cylinder inline water cooled
Bore: 88 mm
Stroke: 92 mm
Displacement: 2,088 cc
Valves: Pushrod/overhead
Compression ratio: 6.7:1
Carburettors: Solex downdraught
Max Power: 68bhp at 4,800 rpm

All steel body, on box-section chassis with cruciform bracing in centre,

Maximum speed: 79.6 mph
Acceleration: 0-60 mph 21.5secs
Overall fuel consumption: 22.9mpg


Lockeed hydraulic, 9in drums
119 sq. ins of friction lining area

Front: independant coil & wishbone
Rear: semi-elliptic, leaf spring
Clutch: Borg and Beck,
single dry-plate diaphragm
3-speed gearbox
Top (s/m) 4.625
2nd (s/m) 7.71
1st (s/m) 16.35
Prop Shaft: Hardy Spicer, needle bearing
Final drive: Hypoid bevel

Wheels & Tyres
Bolt on 5.75 x 16in disc

Maries steering gear,
27/8 turns lock to lock
Turning circle: 37 feet

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 7ft 10in
Track - front: 4ft 3in
Track - rear: 4ft 6in
Overall length: 13ft 10in
Overall width: 5ft 9in
Overall height: 5ft 4in
Ground clearance: 7in
Unladen weight: 241/4 cwt
F/B weight ratio F:52% R:48%
Tank capacity: 15gals

Phase I: 1947-53
Phase II: 1953-55