The year is 2008, I was on eBay, it was a Sunday evening. Red wine may have been involved... I was actually looking for a classic car, something like a Morris Traveller that I could use as a classic car, tinker with it for a bit and be transport for my two basset hounds (Sashenka & Jelena). Morris minors were not plentiful and what was available was in the £10-£12k region. I wanted to be more in the £1-2k region....then I stumbled over a curiosity that from the front did kind of look like a Morris minor. It looked in reasonable condition, just needed the interior to be patched up. I won the bid.
The rest as they say, "is history"..... (yeah, that £1-2k..hahaha last time I bothered to keep check I was way past the £100k mark...there comes a point when you stop counting...)
Welcome to this web site that is dedicated to the evolution of a 1954 Standard Vanguard into a 2019 Kustom Vanguard.
"It's like driving a piece of art"
There are many people who have been involved along the 10 year experience who I shall mention and say a great thank you to, in order for the vision to become a reality. None more than my long suffering wife, Suzanne. Without her support, this Kustom Vanguard would not have become a reality.
This site is more photograph / video focused, there will be some text, but I shall keep it to a minimum. If we're off to a car show, we'll let you know where & when so you can see the awesome-ness of "Betsy, my Lil'Merc " #kustomvanguard
As now featured in Custom Car December 2020 magazine. Click HERE to get yourself a copy.