1926 Armstrong-Siddeley 14hp Cotswold Tourer  Chassis no. 20849 Engine no. 18979
Lot 555
1926 Armstrong-Siddeley 14hp Cotswold Tourer
Registration no. DS 8194 Chassis no. 20849 Engine no. 18979
£12,000 - 16,000
US$ 16,000 - 21,000

Lot Details
1926 Armstrong-Siddeley 14hp Cotswold Tourer  Chassis no. 20849 Engine no. 18979 1926 Armstrong-Siddeley 14hp Cotswold Tourer  Chassis no. 20849 Engine no. 18979 1926 Armstrong-Siddeley 14hp Cotswold Tourer  Chassis no. 20849 Engine no. 18979
1926 Armstrong-Siddeley 14hp Cotswold Tourer
Registration no. DS 8194
Chassis no. 20849
Engine no. 18979

Footnotes

  • Armstrong Siddeley was created in 1919 by the fusion of the mighty Armstrong Whitworth engineering combine and the Coventry based Siddeley-Deasy company. Introduced in 1923, the 14.4hp 'Four-Fourteen' was the firm's first four-cylinder model, all previous Armstrong-Siddeleys having been sixes. The overhead-valve engine displaced 1,852cc and drove the wheels via a single dry-plate clutch, in-unit three-speed gearbox and spiral bevel axle. Mechanically the cars were conventional for the period, with quarter-elliptic springs all round at first (semi-elliptic later) and mechanical brakes, the latter being fitted to all four wheels from mid-1925. To differentiate the four from the more expensive sixes, the 14hp came with a flat-fronted radiator rather than Armstrong-Siddeley's characteristic V-shaped item but nevertheless was considered worthy to carry the marque's distinctive Sphinx badge. In common with other A-S chassis, the various models were name after well-known places in Britain, with prices ranging from £360 up to £485. Comparatively cheap for a quality motor car, the 14hp was a considerable success for Armstrong-Siddeley, in excess of 13,000 being sold up to 1929. Survivors though, are few.
    Little is known about the history of this example, which is assumed to have been delivered new to Australia as the body bears the Melbourne Motor Body & Assembly Co's plaque. The car returned to the UK in the late 1980s and was last MoT'd in 1992. There is some owner's club correspondence on file and an instruction manual but not much else in the way of history. The car appears to be 99% restored, having received a full interior re-trim, new carpets, wet weather gear, etc and also a complete repaint. The accelerator linkages are not connected and so the car cannot be driven, while there are a few other relatively minor tasks still to be completed. (A box of fixtures and fittings comes with it). The Cotswold presents very well and has obviously benefited from considerable expenditure in the last few years to bring it to this condition, only needing a new owner to finish the job. Offered with Swansea V5C, 'DS 8194' represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a charismatic model from a prominent British make at relatively modest cost.
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