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Armstrong-Siddeley was created in 1919 from Armstrong-Whitworth of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Siddeley-Deasy of Coventry and started by announcing a five-litre 30 hp luxury car. Despite the austerity of the times this model continued in production until 1932.

 

 

 

 

Between 1933 and 1937 253 Specials were built. By 1937 the car weighed nearly 2.5 tons (2540 kg). These cars had some sporting potential and were powered by a 4.9 litre 6-cylinder engine with a Hiduminium alloy block and head. (Rolls-Royce had developed this alloy for their aero-engines and it was produced by the Siddeley subsidiary High Duty Alloys Ltd.). The saloon was priced at 950, while the limousine was sold for 1360. The short chassis version could reach 90 mph (145 kph).

 

The company was the first to introduce a new model after the Second World War instead of simply re-working a pre-war model as most other companies were doing. The new models were the Lancaster four-door saloon, the Hurricane drop-head coupe and the Typhoon fixed-head coupe and the short production Tempest. (Only six were built).

 

 

 

 

From 1953 the elegant Sapphire, a 3.5 litre six-cylinder saloon, was available with a selection of transmissions. Smaller versions of the Sapphire were produced in 1955, but were up against Jaguar in this market sector.  Production ceased in 1960 when their parent company Hawker Siddeley merged with Bristol.

 

 

Armstrong-Siddeley
1919-1939 and 1945-1960
Armstrong-Siddeley Motors
Parkside
Coventry
Warwickshire

 

 


 

 

THE ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY OWNERS CLUB

ASOC exists to help members maintain and preserve their cars, but membership is open to all; you do not have to own an Armstrong Siddeley. For further details contact Peter Sheppard, Membership Secretary, at memsec@siddeley.com

 

WHY THE CLUB EXISTS


The Armstrong Siddeley Owners' Club exists to help members maintain and preserve their cars. The Club operates a comprehensive spares service from well-stocked stores and has a growing library, including much original factory information and drawings.

 

A monthly magazine keeps members in touch with club events, including a busy social calendar, and contains many technical articles and news of spares.

 

MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO ALL


Membership is open to all; you do not have to own an Armstrong Siddeley. For further details you should contact the Membership Secretary, Peter Sheppard, memsec@siddeley.com. If you are interested in buying a 16/18hp car, click here for some useful tips.

 

VOLUNTEER TO HELP


The Club is run for the mutual benefit of its members by unpaid volunteer fellow members and offers many advantages to Armstrong Siddeley owners.

 

What individual members can gain from Club membership is governed by what the membership as a whole put into the communal pot, so we are always looking for volunteer helpers! If you can help, please contact the membership secretary.

 

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LINKS:

 

Siddeley.net

The Armstrong Siddeley Car Club of Australia

Armstrong Siddeley - Vintage European Automobiles

Armstrong Siddeley SA Branch

Armstrong Siddeley - 20 h.p. limousine

Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Car

British Motor Manufacturers 1894-1960, Armstrong-Siddeley

Car Clubs - Armstrong-Siddeley

Martin's Armstrong Siddeley Page

Armstrong Siddeley Restorations

Yahoo Armstrong Siddeley Group

Keith's TumTumTiddly Hurricane Site

Rolls Royce Heritage Trust, Coventry Branch

 

 


 

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