Armstrong Siddeley Special

Armstrong Siddeley 1959 Roadster

As we found it in friends collection awaiting a little TLC.


September 2020

The Armstrong Siddeley will be another long term project, what we have a moment are all the components 
for a running rolling chassis but no body work.
The history of this vehicle is still under investigation but from what we know it was based on the
 Sapphire Star model but built as a 2 seater coup with the engine moved rearwards approximately 18"
 and it has an original brown log book confirming this.
The thinking is at the moment is that it was a development car and only had a very basic body as 
it's purpose was to was to test the chassis and running gear.
Our vehicle was built in 59 unfortunately the company was sold in 1960 and all car production ceased.

Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Star Specification

                                Engine: 6-cylinder petrol ohv 3.9-litre producing 35-hp or 165-bhp
                                Gearbox: Borg Warner Automatic incorporating fluid torque converter
                                Weight: 35-cwt / 1778-kgs
                                Maximum speed: 110-mph / 185-kph