This sporty variation on the Vanguard theme is the most distinctive car in the range. Never mind the standard two-tone paint – the main standout is that small-mouth grille that looks to have been an inspiration for the MG 1100. It’s there because this was supposed to have been a new Triumph, but the company changed its plans at the last minute. It does have a TR3 engine and bigger brakes. A real rarity now, the number of survivors in the UK is thought to be in single figures, hence the large price difference from other Vanguards.
The STANDARD Vanguard Sportsman release date is to be announced on Saloon.