1948 Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane 18hp Drophead Coupe  Chassis no. C188061 Engine no. E188050

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Lot 69
1948 Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane 18hp Drophead Coupe
Chassis no. C188061 Engine no. E188050

€ 45,000 - 50,000
US$ 50,000 - 55,000
1948 Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane 18hp Drophead Coupe
Chassis no. C188061
Engine no. E188050
While most motor manufacturers entered the post-war era with cars little changed from those on offer in 1939, Armstrong Siddeley was able to launch a new model immediately, announcing the Hurricane in May 1945. A stylish, 4/5-seater, three-position drophead coupe, the Hurricane was soon joined by the mechanically similar Lancaster saloon, both cars using a developed version of the advanced, 1,991cc, 16hp, overhead-valve six introduced in 1938. The newcomers' independent front suspension was a first for Armstrong Siddeley, there was a choice of traditional pre-selector or four-speed synchromesh transmissions and both used Girling hydro-mechanical brakes. While Lancaster body construction was contracted out to Mulliners Ltd, that of the Hurricane was undertaken in-house, as was that of the Typhoon fixed-head coupe and Whitley 'razor-edge' saloon. The latter was new for 1949, its introduction coinciding with enlargement of the engine to 2.3 litres (nominally 18hp). Production of the 16/18hp range ceased in 1953 after a little over 12,000 of these characterful cars had been made.
A three-owner car from new, this Hurricane was supplied new to the Netherlands. Lefthand-drive and finished in maroon with grey leather interior, the vehicle has been restored and is presented in generally very good condition It is offered with all restoration invoices, toolkit and valid Netherlands registration papers.



Das angebotene Hurricane-Cabriolet stammt aus dritter Hand und wurde neu in die Niederlande eingeführt. Es besitzt Linkslenkung, ist braun lackiert, und die Innenausstattung besteht aus grauem Leder. Das Fahrzeug wurde restauriert und befindet sich generell in einem sehr guten Zustand. Es wird mit sämtlichen Restaurierungsbelegen, einem Werkzeugsatz und gültiger niederländischer Zulassung abgegeben.
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