Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - 70 Years Of The Standard Vanguard -

en­gine 1508cc/4-cylin­der/OHV PoweR 55bhp@4200rpm toRQue 85lb ft@2400rpm toP sPeeD 75mph 0-60MPh 24.8sec Fuel con­suMP­tion 28-32mpg

Vaux­hall pro­claimed that it was the coun­try’s ‘No. 1 Ex­port Car’ a year after the Vic­tor’s launch in 1957, pro­vid­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of mo­torists with Eisen­hower-era styling on a Bri­tish scale – and with a mod­estly Bri­tish ap­petite for petrol. It was also the first Grif­fin-badged car to be sold in the USA, but the F-type was es­pe­cially pop­u­lar in Canada where it was sold as a Vaux­hall via Pon­tiac/Buick deal­ers and, from 1960, as a re­badged ‘En­voy’ through Chevro­let/Oldsmo­bile out­lets. Lu­ton would make a range of ‘the Bri­tish car built and backed by General Mo­tors’ dur­ing the next ten years.

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