Armstrong Siddeley 17 hp Short chassis saloon of 1936 vintage.
The car started life as a factory experimental car finished in Blue, at the end of this experimental period it was taken back to the paintshop and painted Black before being sold to the CWS in the north of England, some time after this the car was acquired by a Mr Sands who retained the car for many years taking it off the road at the point of the MOT test introduction.
The car was parked in the garage until the owner before me (another ASOC member) bought her around 15 years ago, he started preparing to restore the car but a new family arrived and at this time she came into my custody.
In 2016-17 I set about restoring her to her former glory including going back to the original colour as found under the front screen seals. The car has wanted for nothing and has had a fully rebuilt engine, including water pump, new distributor and had new radiator that built especially among the items. Over £4000 was spent on Chrome alone and this car was not skimped as my intention was to keep her forever, this can not now be the case due to changed business commitments and some future storage issues.
The car has a full and fabulous history with a massive folder along with a very large A4 parcel bag full of documents including a journal by Mr Sands wife of their trips in the car during its time on the road with them, a good read it is too!
In 2019 I went with this car to Holland Germany and Belgium on the Dutch ASOC East centenary tour for Siddeley's 100th year. The car travelled around 1500 miles in 30+ degree heat and on our return the following weekend we traveled on the UK ASOC centenary tour from Cambridgeshire to Bamburgh castle then on to Roxburgh, Cragside house, York and then Coventry before returning home. I am pleased to say the car did not miss a beat and cruised happily at 50-55 toddling up to a little over 60 on occasions.
All in all this is Siddeley's 2.4 litre six cylinder running gear shoehorned into the smaller AS chassis and as such is a very capable motor car by the standards of the day and capable of cruising all day at a decent turn of speed.
Lovely driving car cruises comfortably with modern traffic.
1952 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley for sale (car currently in France). Comprehensive history of this car is available. Recently it has undergone a complete engine rebuild details of which can be found.....
1953 Armstrong Siddley Whitley With Rare Manual Gear Box , Presented in excellent condition and starts and drives very well . Lovely Navy blue leather seating and excellent headlining . Great looking.....
We have for sale this lovely 1929 4 Door Armstrong Siddeley. Petrol 4 Door 1939cc engine currently is sorn with the DVLA. Due to the passing away of its last owner it has now been brought to market.....