Lot 1957

Description:

1961 Standard Vanguard Six Vignale Deluxe - rare automatic version
Reg. no. 759 NOU
Chassis no. 974-W
Engine no. W/3249-HE
When one thinks of Standard Vanguards, the image that comes to mind is the traditional earlier shape, the Vignale couldn\'t be more different. Designed by Italian stylist Giovanni Michelotti and coachbuilders Vignale in 1958, this version of the Vanguard was introduced at the October 1958 Earls Court Motor Show. The windscreen and rear window were deeper, and there was a revised grill and trim. A floor change four-speed manual gearbox was now fitted, and the provision of a three-speed gearbox with column change offered as an option. An overdrive was also offered as another option, as was an automatic, of which it is thought that this is the only survivor in \'six\' form. The car had front and rear bench seats, which were covered, as standard, in Vynide. Leather was an option on the home market and cloth for exported models. A heater and (unusual for the time) electric windscreen washers were factory fitted, although a radio remained an option. This luxury \'six\' sold in healthy numbers, nearly 10,000 during the short production run. This excellent example is an award winning car that was a finalist for \'best-in-show\' at the 2015 Goodwood Revival and has been best in class at many events. When purchased in 2014, the mechanics and chassis required attention, since then they have been professionally restored to a high standard. The only non-factory modifications are improved lighting with halogen headlights, upgraded dashboard lighting, electronic ignition and an electric radiator fan. With the car is a huge leather bound history file, a complete set of factory owners, spares and service manuals, a full set of wheel changing tools, a tool kit, a selection of bills and a V5c.

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£11,000-12,000

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