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Standard Ensign


Produced: 1957-1961, 18852 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Standard Ensign

Standard added a new mid-sized saloon model to its range in 1957, the Standard Ensign. The Ensign was essentially a smaller engined version of the Vanguard and shared a similar bodyshell with the larger model. The Ensign was powered by a 1670cc four cylinder engine which provided adequate performance.

Despite its lack of equipment the Ensign provided reliable and economical transport for 4/5 people. As with previous Vanguard models the Ensign proved to be popular with the RAF as a staff car for lower ranks. In total just under 19,000 examples were built before production ended in 1961.


1670ccS4 OHV76mm x 92mm8

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
94 mph18.7 s0 s0 mpg0 bhp 0


WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 6"4' 3"14' 3"5' 7" 0 (22)0' 0"

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