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Phase 1 Vanguard estate.

The collection of Phase 1 Standard Vanguard saloons in the vintage photo gallery is coming together quite nicely, but until now no period shots of the Vanguard estate car had turned up. This snapshot from the 1950s shows a family with their Phase 1 Vanguard estate, presumably just before, or after, a day trip out with their handy motor-car. Note the sunvisor fitted to this example, and a distinct lack of shine to the paintwork. The estate version of the beetleback Phase 1 was introduced in 1950.
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A Standard Vanguard estate
If more old photos of the estate version turn up, I'll add them in here. If you have any memories of driving, or perhaps travelling in, a Vanguard like this in years gone by, it'd be interesting to hear from you. A photo of a later estate, in LHD guise, can be seen on the Vanguard Phase 3 estate page.
In 1994 I came across a part-dismantled Vanguard estate up on blocks - it soon disappeared, did it go for scrap or go on to be restored?? A photo of it can be seen here.
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