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1959 Standard Vanguard Estate Vignale Phase III

1959 Standard Vanguard Estate Phase III in Look at Life: A Hundred Thousand Oarsmen, Documentary, 1961

Class: Cars, Wagon — Model origin: UK

1959 Standard Vanguard Estate Vignale Phase III

[*] Background vehicle

Comments about this vehicle


johnfromstaffs EN

2018-06-13 17:10

Vanguard Phase 3 Vignale Estate.

It does not appear to have the word SIX under the bonnet badge so i’m not going for that.

-- Last edit: 2018-06-13 17:31:23

johnfromstaffs EN

2018-06-14 00:18

For those of you who are recent converts to this database and its ramblings, I took my driving test in one of these, 53 years ago.

dsl SX

2018-06-14 01:17

Mine was a maroon Peugeot 205 Diesel, nearly 30 years ago. Despite being a car anorak and coming from a car-oriented family, I was a late starter.


2018-06-14 08:15

Mine was a Triumph Herald 13/60 convertible. Great fun and bought in complete ignorance of anything , all I wanted is a local car with 12 months MOT for less than £250 !
I soon got familiar with a new word - Trunnions. It's high point was a front wheel collapse ( snapped trunnion !) right in the main entrance to Teesside Polytechnic.
Lost three front wheels in total through snapping trunnions and became rather adept at replacing them , my local scrap yard used to burn them off at the wish bones and sell them to me for a fiver.
The car was twelve years old when I bought and considered a complete banger, people used to come up to me in the street and offer me parts for free , once a complete car in fair condition , a 12/50 .
Happy days ! :)

-- Last edit: 2018-06-14 08:16:10

the sad biker UK

2018-06-14 11:34

dsl wrote I was a late starter.

Same here, my brother went abroad and left an Escort sitting on Mam's drive, after 3 months I phoned him and asked if I could use it, the answer was yes, when I'd passed my test, so 3 professional lessons and some practice reversing with my mates and I'd passed and KRM840P was mine.

A month or 2 later, brother phones and tells me to sell the car - he's skint, that's when I bought the Magnum.

Sunbar UK

2018-06-14 12:32

As an apprentice on the 1960s a lot of my early driving experience was driving company cars, washing or servicing the cars and vans: new Anglias, Cortinas, Zephyrs, Veloxes, and Crestas driving around the inner factory roads. Just asked "can you drive?" followed by "the keys are over there". The banger ownership came a year or so later. Happy days indeed!

johnfromstaffs EN

2018-06-14 13:22

The Vanguard was Dad’s, shortly to be replaced by a Farina Cambridge. I bought Mr McKiernan’s 1954 Ford Popular, which was immaculately kept and £55. It then got a hard time commuting between Staffs and Berks weekly, and then 32 miles round trip daily until a rod came out of the block. A scrapper, bought for £7.10.0 supplied a spare engine which taught me how to hand scrape cast in white metal big ends. I eventually sold it for £35 and bought a Mini van which was a disaster, and then a Victor 1F, which was reliable until the rust killed it.

My Triumph Herald days came later, a £20 1200 coupé bought for grass hill climbs, with which I won the club hill climb cup before it (the Herald) fell to bits.

-- Last edit: 2018-06-14 17:59:57

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