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Do you know how many Standard Vanguard Utes were made?

Do you know how many Standard Vanguard Ute pick-ups were made? My friend has a 1963 one and is wondering how rare it is.

Asked on 16 November 2017 by Lis Cotter

Answered by Keith Moody
This is a difficult question to answer. To the best of my knowledge, these were only sold as the Utility in Australia and were badged Pick-Up in the UK (with many finding homes on RAF bases). Standard's commission numbers record the bodystyle of a vehicle with a suffix at the end of the number - so without getting a hold of all the records for the cars produced and counting every single one, it's impossible to give you a definitive number. However, Phil Homer, the Standard Motor Club's historian, says production figures were in the thousands - although there aren't that many around today. If you need any more information, it might be worth getting in contact with the club. Visit their website at: www.standardmotorclub.org.uk.
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