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Standard Vanguard Sportsman


Produced: 1956-1957, 901 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
1957 sportsman restored last 3 years

Perhaps the rarest Vanguard saloon variant made its debut in 1956, the Vanguard Sportsman. The Sportsman was a botched attempt to replace the old Triumph Renown models with a new "Sports Saloon" with modern styling. The Sportsman featured two-tone paintwork on its stylish four door body and a wide front grille which looked slightly "MG like"!

The new model was powered by a 90bhp version of the old faithful, 2088cc Vanguard engine and came complete with overdrive transmission and a specially improved cooling system. The Vanguard Sportsman only remained in production until 1957, just over 900 examples were built in this short time.


2088ccS4 OHVStandard/Triumph Vanguard S4 OHV85mm x 92mm8

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
83 mph17.6 s0 s25 mpg0 bhp 0


WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 6"4' 3"14' 5"5' 7" 0 (24)0' 0"

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