A new contract with Standard Motor Company to assemble the Vanguard. All the parts will to be imported from England in order to assemble the cars at the IMPERIA factory in Nessonvaux. The first Vanguard left the assembly line in August 1948. It was sold at the price of Frb. 95,000. The delay in delivery varied from day to day, as 800 cars were ordered following the motor show in January 1948. All the necessary elements for assembling the Vanguard’s are arriving by train in big wooden boxes.