This car started life as a 1948 Standard Vanguard Phase 1A Estate. The car here commonly referred to as a" Woody" was built in the 1990's from a Standard Vanguard Phase 1A Saloon. It is finished with bespoke American Ash. The engine is a Rover 3900cc V8 of 240bhp compared to the 62bhp of the original Standard. It has high compression pistons, quadruple SU carburettors and a Piper cam. It has Ford suspension and brakes, a Volvo rear axle and Borg Warner three speed automatic transmission.
Standard Vanguard Phase III Pickup 1958 front - Standard Vanguard Phase III Pickup 1958. The Phase III Vanguard from 1955 was given a lower monocoque body, and even though this was revised for the Phase IV from 1958, the utility models and lower priced Ensign kept with the Phase III.