1946 Armstrong Siddeley 16hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. C162349 Engine no. E162389

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Lot 348
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 16hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé
Registration no. FRK 592 Chassis no. C162349 Engine no. E162389

Sold for £ 19,550 (US$ 26,159) inc. premium
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 16hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé
Registration no. FRK 592
Chassis no. C162349
Engine no. E162389

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 charismatic cars had been made, 2,606 of them Hurricanes.

    This car was acquired by the immediately preceding owner some 30-plus years ago, later dismantled and sent to noted restorers A B Price Ltd. for a 'ground upwards' restoration embracing chassis, engine, body, hood, coachwork, wiring, instrumentation, upholstery and carpets. The work commenced in 1990 and was finally completed by Will Sparrow in 2003, total bills, most of which are available for inspection, amounting to approximately £60,000. Following completion of the restoration the car took part in the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club tour of Jordan, and at an Armstrong-Siddeley Owners' Club event was judged best Hurricane and second overall.

    This most elegant motor car is strikingly presented in cream livery with red leather upholstery and comes with hood cover, jacks, a comprehensive tool kit and a photographic record of the rebuild. 'FRK 592' was purchased by the current vendor at Bonhams' sale at the RAF Museum, Hendon in April 2007 (Lot 780) and taken to the Republic of Ireland where it has been used sparingly for weddings over the last few years. MoT'd and licensed when purchased, the car is offered with V5 and V5C registration documents.
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1946 Armstrong Siddeley 16hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. C162349 Engine no. E162389
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 16hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. C162349 Engine no. E162389
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 16hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. C162349 Engine no. E162389
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 16hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. C162349 Engine no. E162389
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 16hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. C162349 Engine no. E162389
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 16hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. C162349 Engine no. E162389
1946 Armstrong Siddeley 16hp Hurricane Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. C162349 Engine no. E162389
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