Lot 299 - 1961 Standard Vanguard Vignale Estate
|Odometer reading||47,312 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,160|
We are delighted to offer this rare Standard Vanguard Vignale Estate. This 1961 Phase III model designed by the Italian stylist Giovanni Michelotti and coachbuilders Vignale was somewhat different than the previous Phase models. A more modern design, the Vignale had deeper front and rear screens and revised tail lights with the estate having a very useful load area that may be seen on this Vanguard today. A good history file displays the DVLA list of previous owners, invoices, period advertisements and a sales brochure for 'The NEW Standard Vanguard Estate Car'.
Mechanically the Vignale has had recent upgrades. The engine has been overhauled to include; a crack and pressure tested head, new valve guides, inlet and exhaust valves, big end bearings and main bearings. A new set of TR4 pistons and liners have been added that increase the capacity from the original 2088cc to in the region of 2138cc and with the head modified with harder valve seats, the engine can consume modern unleaded fuels. A Hi-torque starter motor aides efficient starting and with the addition of an overdrive gearbox and now with an overhauled larger capacity engine, the car pulls in a strong manner and cruises comfortably at speed.
This handsome period estate car is finished in nimbus white over powder blue and is complimented by an excellent matching blue with white piped interior. The Standard is UK registered and will arrive with an MoT test certificate valid until October 2015.
With the rear seats able to be folded down and the separate opening rear window and tailgate (with a complete set of wheel changing tools within), the estate provides adaptable and useful storage for large items thus. in addition, a useful tow bar perhaps, making this Standard Estate an ideal race support or family vehicle for Goodwood events.