Standard Vanguard III
1957 Standard Vanguard III
En flot Standard Vanguard Fase III med omfattende dokumenteret historie. Bilen har en 2,1 liters motor med overdrive. Bilen har ingen kosmetiske eller mekaniske problemer og starter, kører og stopper som den skal. Dette er en bil, der kan køres i mange år fremover. Bilen har danske papirer og registrering der dateres tilbage til 13. april 1957.
1. Registeret: 13 april 1957
Motor: 4 cylindere, 2088cc motor med sin single Solex downdraught-karburator der producerer 68 bhk
History of the Standard Vanguard Phase III (1955–1958):
The Standard Motor Company Limited was a motor vehicle manufacturer, founded in Coventry, England, in 1903 by Reginald Walter Maudslay (1871–1934). It purchased Triumph in 1945 and in 1959 officially changed its name to Standard-Triumph International and began to put the Triumph brand name on all its products.
The Phase III, released to the market for the mid-October 1955 Earls Court Motor Show, was a radical change with the elimination of the separate chassis. The 2088 cc engine with its single Solex downdraught carburetor now produced 68 bhp (51 kW; 69 PS).
The front suspension was independent, using coil springs, and was bolted to a substantial sub-frame which also carried the recirculating ball steering gear. Semi-elliptic leaf springs were used on the rear axle. Lockheed hydraulic brakes with 9 in (229 mm) drums were fitted front and rear. The three-speed gearbox had a column change and the optional overdrive was operated by a switch on the steering column. A four-speed floor change became an option.
The new body was lower and had an increased glass area, making it look much more modern, and the old two-piece flat windscreen gave way to a one-piece curved design. The wheelbase increased by 8 in (203 mm), giving much better passenger accommodation. A heater was now a standard fitting. Bench seats were fitted in front and rear with folding center arm rests.