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STANDARD EIGHT  1945-1948 and 1953-1959

Although built right after the end of  WWarII (already 10 days after), the Standard 8 appeared, based on some remaining parts of the Pre War Flying Eght. Weight 763 kg, 28 Hp, 1,0 Liter engine.
After the flop with the Mayflower another Standard Eight was launched 1953, but had no links to the predecessors. See Standard Ten, which was very similar.


The Vanguard series appeared first 1948 as Phase I and ended 158 as Phase III. Consistently the same engines were used - even with the rare Diesel version. Sir Walter Belgrove was influenced by American models, but had a more lumpish design, not really handsome. He had 4 cylinder engine with 2088 and 68 Hp


..was clumsy, small vehicle under 1000 ccm and 35 Hp; similar to the Standard Eight and appeared first 1906, later again 1934-1940 and at least 1954-1960 as it was cancelled together with the more luxury Pennant.
It was offered with 5 doors and with a semi automatic - a clutchless gearshift. He was the together with the Pennant the last Standard badged vehicle, his successor was the Herald.

Standard PENNANT

was the luxurious model of the Ten, and had a TR3 like radiator grille, a two tone paint, clutchless gearshift and optional Overdrive.
He was built from 1957-1960


Facelifted Phase II model, either 1600 or 2 litre engine and looked similar to the German GM Opel Captain. Very similar but with a different front end was  the Sportsman and the Ensign. Both had been facelifted by later housedesigner Michelotti and looked very similar to Vanguard six and Vignale.
Engine range from 1,7 l 60 Hp to  2,15 l  75 Hp

...had the well known 2litre straight six engine which was also used as uprated engines of the Triumph 2000/2500 Pi and TR5 Pi of the 60ties and 70ties with 1998 ccm and 80 Hp
The 4 cylinder engine was used in the Herald and Spitfire models from the Triumph.


...had the same Straight Six with 988ccm and 80 Hp and with this car Michelotti celebrated his definate debut at Triumph.

Michelotti Ära.

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