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Standard Vanguard III

Overview

Produced: 1955-1958, 37194 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Standard Vanguard III

The new Phase III Vanguard of 1955 finally broke away from the old "separate" chassis engineering layout of the two previous Vanguard models. The new chassis arrangement also allowed the engine to sit further forward in the body, thus allowing improved interior space.

The Vanguard III also featured revised, modern styling which benefited from a much lower roofline than the older car. The lower roof and unitary construction all helped save weight and improve the cars performance and fuel consumption. The 2088cc Vanguard engine carried over from the earlier model along with the gearbox (although with higher ratios) and option of an overdrive unit.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2088ccS4 OHVStandard/Triumph Vanguard S4 OHV85mm x 92mm7.5

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
0 mph0 s0 s0 mpg68 bhp 4200

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DrumDrumLockheed hydraulic

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 6"4' 3"4' 3"14' 6"5' 7" 0 (22)35' 0"

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