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Vanguard IA Restoration

It's Vanguard Month!

October is Vanguard Month at

!949 Standard Vanguard in regular use near Santiago, Chile

The early Vanguard with its current owner

This is the last feature in "Vanguard Month". If you would like to see more Vanguards, or any Standard model, featured on this site, just email me with details and photos.

News has reached me of this two-owner Standard Vanguard in regular use near Santiago in Chile. 

Member Ronald Biehl, himself an owner of a Phase 1 Vanguard, emails to tell us that he has found this Vanguard from 1949 with its second owner, an 82 year old, who unfortunately he doesn't name.

The car is in amazing original factory condition and in working order, including the original leather trim. 

Ronald has found every variety of Phase 1 in Chile, that is the Saloon estate car, pickup and even the very rare Imperia built Convertible from Imperia in Belgium. I hope that Ronald will be able to forward photographs of all these models so that I can show them here.

Above: The rear of the Vanguard in its barn

Below: Interior shot includes a period radio

I am aware that there are other cars and information that could be added to this site to make it more comprehensive, so if you have material and photographs, please let me know.  Please send me, Phil Homer, a message at: Phil Homer