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. This Armstrong-Siddeley 14hp saloon has been resident in the York area for most of its life and was kept on showroom display at Greenside Garage, Acomb for a period of time during the 1980s/1990s. An older restoration (see photographs on file), the car is finished in maroon with beige cord upholstery while the lovely interior, which boasts railway carriage-style windows in the rear doors, is particularly worthy of note. The vendor describes the car as in generally fair/good condition and reports that the electrical system has been upgraded with an alternator and that the starter motor and dynamo were reconditioned recently. Offered with old-style logbook, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5, 'YU 4561' represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a charismatic model from a prominent British make at relatively modest cost.