Standard Vanguard Vignale
1958-1961, 26276 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Standard handed the styling of its new Vanguard to a budding, young Italian designer, Giovanni Michelotti. Michelotti would later gain fame for designing more popular Standard-Triumph such as the Herald, Spitfire and the eventual Vanguard replacement, the Triumph 2000.
All of the major changes to the "new" Vanguard were cosmetic. New features included a larger glass area, a new grille, revised rear springs and taller gearing. Production of the Vanguard Vignale continued until 1961.
|2088cc||S4 OHV||Standard/Triumph Vanguard S4 OHV||85mm x 92mm||7.5|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|83 mph||22.9 s||25 mpg|
Grand Day Out - High Standards
|Publication||Practical Classics September 2003|
Grand Day Out - High Standards - With three Standard birthdays to celebrate, Simon Goldsworthy takes four cars back to the Canley site where they were made, then on to some local beauty spots for a truly Standard grand day out.
Buyers guide - No standard measures here
|Publication||Practical Classics May 1998|
|Buyers guide - No standard measures here - Great cars usually cost big money, but not the unnovative Standard Vanguard, maintains Danny O'Driscoll.|