Greg Martlew: 1959 Standard Vanguard Phase III

AMELIA PEPE

Vintage English car enthusiast Greg Martlew has recently finished restoring his newest project, a 1959 Standard Vanguard Phase III.

The classic vehicle has a two litre engine and the owner believes its estimated value is between $6000 and $7000.

Car parts arrive from England in kit form and are then assembled in Australia.

“Another unique aspect of the car is its wet sleeve engine with most other vehicles having dry sleeve engines,” Mr Martlew said.

Mr Martlew said the cars sold well in Australia due to the country’s conditions and 1959 was the only year they were fitted with distinct tail fins as a fashion statement.

As the vehicle was suited to Australian conditions, owners continued to repurchase them,

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