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1956-1958 STANDARD Vanguard Sportsman specifications

1956-1958 STANDARD Vanguard Sportsman specifications Classic and Performance Car

This sporty variation on the Vanguard theme is the most distinctive car in the range. Never mind the standard two-tone paint – the main standout is that small-mouth grille that looks to have been an inspiration for the MG 1100. It’s there because this was supposed to have been a new Triumph, but the company changed its plans at the last minute. It does have a TR3 engine and bigger brakes. A real rarity now, the number of survivors in the UK is thought to be in single figures, hence the large price difference from other Vanguards.

Production

  • Production:
    901
  • Price at launch:
    £1,231
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,000
  • Price (good):
    £3,750
  • Price (average):
    £1,750
  • Price (project):
    £700

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    19.2secs
  • Top speed:
    91.0mph
  • Power:
    90.0bhp
  • Torque:
    122.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    26.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4407mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2591mm
  • Width:
    1715mm
  • Height:
    1562mm
  • Weight:
    1283kgs

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