Lovely original, quality vintage car, dry stored for 25 years, complete, in need of light restoration/recommissioning.
The car was put into storage after the owner became ill some 25 years ago, he had removed the cylinder head to grind the valves in and decoke the engine, this is borne out by the new head gasket that is in the car, the 6 cylinder engine turns freely and the bores and pistons look to be in good order.
The four wheel brakes are free and work (one of the advantages of rod brakes!), although they will need checking and servicing before use.
The interior is quite presentable considering its 85 years old, the head lining has been replaced and the woodwork refinished a few years back, a few bits need refitting, but it looks to be all present. The instruments are all present, including the scuttle mounted fuel gauge, the clock is out of the dash at present as it had stopped working.
The roof covering looks good, but depending how good you want it, some or all of the paintwork will need attention, although the panel work itself is very sound and the alloy bonnet will need a good dose of scotchbright!
There is a proper fitted luggage trunk for the back rack, it does need some repair, but is a lovely period accessory with all of its original fittings intact.
Overall this is a nice little project, relatively straightforward and rare, original, quality car that will be great fun when ready to hit he road again.
The car is now on sale again due to a change in circumstance, it does now come with 5 good tyres and tubes to fit (the ones on it hold air, but are badly perished), and the mageto has been serviced and is sparking well.
1959 Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire
Registration Number: 967 XUV
Chassis Number: 330264
Engine Number: 320260
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Road Tax Exempt
Guide: £30000 - 35000
This Star Sapphire has formed part of a private collection .....
1950 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley
Absolutely stunning car lots of history and runs and drives lovely. Fitted with a 2.3 litre, 6 cylinder engine. Renovated, most parts renewed, Serviced Wilson Gearbox, Mot’d to May 2019 and ready to use and show.
Viewing and a test drive highly recommended
Offered for sale is my 1933 Armstrong Siddeley special. It originally started life as a saloon, now correctly registered as a 2.8 ltr tourer. The aluminium body now fitted was originally fitted to a speed six Bentley and boasts some nice period items (Marchal headlights, rubbolites,rear auster screen, .....
A rare British legend, this well-maintained 6-cylinder Armstrong Siddeley 18 Whitley features a 4-speed gearbox with smart preselector system, a unique feature which enables to select the vehicle's next gear before it becomes fully engaged -the precursor of modern dual-clutch systems.
Finished in .....
Full UK Papers incl. the original brown Registration Book from 1951.
Chassis No 1810717
Reg LYU 159
Car is off the road since 1989 and dry stored, for restauration, bodywork, seats and chassis are sound and solid.
Roof has been done some years ago.
A huge folder with spare part list .....
Lovely complete original vintage car. Always garaged. One owner for last 25 years. Needs light re-commissioning to return to road running. Mechanically sound. Engine turns freely.
Interior very tidy with all instruments present and functioning. Auster screen for rear passengers. Hood and side screens .....