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Vanguard I Restoration

It's Vanguard Month!

October is Vanguard Month at

Standard Fan finishes restoration of a Vanguard I

Arthur and Eileen Paddock with their Vanguard

Arthur and Eileen Paddock have recently completed the restoration of this Vanguard KWK 997 and I was able to photograph it on its very first outing to a recent Standard Motor Club event.

The Paddocks own other Standards and are regular participants in their cars from their home near Stoke on Trent. This recent project was only completed in the week before the event and Arthur is highly delighted with the results of his considerable labour

This was a complete restoration from a very rusty car and Arthur also used a donor car for many components. All the mechanicals were rebuilt and the whole interior replaced using the originals as patterns.

I am sure you will agree that Arthur has a "new" Vanguard to be proud of and we look forward to being able to see it at the 51st Standard International Rally 

All the photos below, showing the quality of the restoration can be clicked on to show an enlargement:

Below: nicely detailed engine compartment

Left and below: 

a complete re-trim has been carried out to a high standard with authentic materials

Below: Early grille, with the sensible addition of flashing indicators

Report and Photos by Phil Homer

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