1936 Armstrong Siddeley 20/25hp Sedanca de Ville Chassis no. AS9611 Engine no. 9796

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1936 Armstrong Siddeley 20/25hp Sedanca de Ville
Chassis no. AS9611 Engine no. 9796

Sold for € 4,600 (US$ 5,094) inc. premium
1936 Armstrong Siddeley 20/25hp Sedanca de Ville
Chassis no. AS9611
Engine no. 9796
Armstrong Siddeley was created in 1919 by the fusion of the mighty Armstrong Whitworth engineering combine and Coventry based Siddeley-Deasy. The latter had turned to aircraft engine manufacture during WWI and is products soon gained a reputation for excellence, which was carried over to the combined firm's high quality, if rather sedate, motor cars. Introduced in 1927, the 20hp model was built in both 'short' and 'long' versions, the latter's lengthy (129", 132" from 1932) wheelbase making it a favourite with the carriage trade. A 2,872cc overhead-valve six-cylinder engine was used up to 1932 when it was superseded by a similar 3,190cc unit, four-speed Wilson pre-selector transmission and coil ignition being standardised at the same time. In 1936 the engine was enlarged yet again, on this occasion to 3,670cc, and the model re-designated '20/25'. Two chassis lengths were on offer: 123.5" for owner-drive coachwork and 132" for more formal designs, and with 85bhp on tap the shorter cars were good for nearly 80mph. 'Built to aircraft standards', a total of 888 20/25s had been made when war halted production in 1939.

This Armstrong Siddeley 20/25hp was first owned by Sir Henry Ledgard of Benenden, Kent and after his death in 1946 passed to his widow, Lady Margaret Helen Ledgard. The accompanying old-style continuation logbook (issued 1958, registration 'CKR 949') shows the car passing to another family member, Isobel Ledgard, in 1962 and thence to a further three owners before the decade's end. Believed to date from this period, an old auction catalogue description on file states that the coachwork had been modified to sedanca de ville configuration by a previous owner. The current vendor purchased the Armstrong Siddeley in April 1995, and an illustrated condition report compiled that year may be found in the history file. Sometime later the engine failed and was removed (included in the sale). Otherwise the Armstrong Siddeley is described as in very good condition both mechanically and cosmetically, retaining its original interior and benefiting from a partial re-spray undertaken in 2007 (invoice on file). Sold strictly as viewed, the car also comes with bill of sale of the current owner, invoice for work carried out (1995) and Austrian registration papers.

No reserve.

Cette Armstrong Siddely 20/25 HP a d'abord appartenu à sir Henry Ledgard de Benenden, dans le Kent, puis après sa mort, en 1946, est passée aux mains de sa veuve, Lady Margaret Helen Ledgard. Le journal de bord à l'ancienne fourni (daté de 1958, immatriculation CKR 949) montre que la voiture passe à un autre membre de la famille, Isobel Ledgard, en 1962, puis à trois autres propriétaires avant la fin de la décennie. Datant probablement de cette époque, un ancien catalogue de vente aux enchères précise que la carrosserie a été modifiée en coupé de ville par un précédent propriétaire. Le vendeur a acheté la voiture en avril 1995 et un rapport d'état illustré est fourni avec le dossier historique. Quelque temps plus tard, le moteur cassa et fut retiré (il est vendu avec la voiture). L'Armstrong Siddeley est par ailleurs décrite comme étant en très bon état mécaniquement et extérieurement, avec son intérieur d'origine et a bénéficié d'une peinture partielle en 2007 (facture au dossier). Vendu en l'état, la voiture est accompagnée de la facture de vente au propriétaire actuel, de la facture des travaux effectués (1995) et de papiers d'immatriculation autrichienne.

Sans réserve.
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1936 Armstrong Siddeley 20/25hp Sedanca de Ville Chassis no. AS9611 Engine no. 9796
1936 Armstrong Siddeley 20/25hp Sedanca de Ville Chassis no. AS9611 Engine no. 9796
1936 Armstrong Siddeley 20/25hp Sedanca de Ville Chassis no. AS9611 Engine no. 9796
1936 Armstrong Siddeley 20/25hp Sedanca de Ville Chassis no. AS9611 Engine no. 9796
1936 Armstrong Siddeley 20/25hp Sedanca de Ville Chassis no. AS9611 Engine no. 9796
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