1946 Armstrong Siddeley 18hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. 161020 Engine no. 161023

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Lot 203
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 18hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé
Registration no. HCU 187 Chassis no. 161020 Engine no. 161023

Sold for £ 4,370 (US$ 5,748) inc. premium
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 18hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé
Registration no. HCU 187
Chassis no. 161020
Engine no. 161023

Footnotes

  • 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 coupé, 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, and both used Girling hydro-mechanical brakes. There was a choice of traditional pre-selector or four-speed synchromesh transmissions. 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, together with Station Coupé and Utility Coupé light commercial vehicles, 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.
    Owned by the vendor since 1972, this Hurricane drophead coupé has been off the road in dry storage since 1976 and is offered for restoration, the chassis being described as ‘solid’ and the engine turning freely. Finished in blue with cream leather interior, the latter retaining its original radio, the car is offered with old-style logbook, service manual/bulletins and assorted documentation/ephemera. Sold strictly as viewed, it represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a stylish soft-top belonging to one of the UK’s premier marques, ripe for sympathetic renovation. No reserve.

Saleroom notices

  • This car is the 16hp model and not the 18hp model as catalogued.
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 18hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. 161020 Engine no. 161023
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 18hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. 161020 Engine no. 161023
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 18hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. 161020 Engine no. 161023
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 18hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. 161020 Engine no. 161023
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 18hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. 161020 Engine no. 161023
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 18hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. 161020 Engine no. 161023
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