Armstrong Siddeley Special

Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Star
1959 Sprint

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 left the factory as a standard
 Sapphire Star and it's first owner was Barclays Bank till September 1962.
Then some time before 1967 it was converted and registered as open sports / sprint  
now with the engine moved rearwards approximately 18"
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

October 2020
Engine strip down started , piston seized and old oil congealed every where else.
Hopefully a good clean, hone of the bores, rings and gaskets will sort out. 


September 2020

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