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1953-1955 STANDARD Vanguard II specifications


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.

Production

  • Production:
    81,074
  • Price at launch:
    £919
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,250
  • Price (good):
    £2,500
  • Price (average):
    £1,200
  • Price (project):
    £450

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    19.9secs
  • Top speed:
    80.0mph
  • Power:
    68.0bhp
  • Torque:
    108.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    28.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, leaf springs
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    2545mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2388mm
  • Width:
    1753mm
  • Height:
    1727mm
  • Weight:
    1270kgs

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