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#34245 of 37000 Re: Movie Still> [magnette]
Sep 11, 2012 (9:04 am)
Yup, '52 Chevy Styleline is correct. I figured you'd get the other one.
#34247 of 37000 Re: Rolls-Royce? [lemko]
Sep 11, 2012 (10:29 am)
"Custom Cloud" - some lawyers got a payday out of that one.
#34248 of 37000 Re: Movie Still> [andys120]
Sep 12, 2012 (5:00 pm)
Last call for the car on the right in #34247. Here it is again>
..and here's some brochure art for the same car>
#34249 of 37000 Re: Movie Still> [andys120]
Sep 12, 2012 (6:54 pm)
Standard Vanguard (had to read the emblem), odd sight even when weird little British things weren't uncommon.
#34250 of 37000 Re: Movie Still> [fintail]
Sep 13, 2012 (5:30 am)
Looks like a scaled-down 1953 Plymouth!
#34251 of 37000 Re: Movie Still> [fintail]
Sep 13, 2012 (5:40 am)
Yes indeed, it was known as a Standard Vanguard Phase 3 (1955-58). The Standard name was phased out in favor of Triumph in the 50s. Before it was absorbed into British Leyland the company was known as Standard Triumph Ltd.
It does look like a scaled down American car. My first thought was that it was a Hudson Jet.
Sep 13, 2012 (5:42 am)
#34253 of 37000 Re: Odd> [andys120]
Sep 13, 2012 (5:57 am)
Early 70's Toyota Crown?
Predecessor to the Cressida .. I'm guessing that the long hood holds an inline 6-cylinder engine.
#34254 of 37000 Re: Movie Still> [andys120]
Sep 13, 2012 (7:35 am)
The phase III Standard Vanguard is quite rare here now, and when one turns up at a car show it is usually the later version - it was updated in about 1958 to become the 'Vignale Vanguard'.
Quite a lot of these earlier ones - including the estate car version - were used by our Armed Forces, particularly the RAF. They seemed to have loads of them around airbases - an old colleague of mine who had served with the RAF in the early sixties said they taught him to drive on one, they used them as staff cars everywhere, and he reckoned they still had some in use as late as 1972 when he left.