1953 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Saloon  Chassis no. 341410

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Lot 590
1953 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Saloon

Sold for £ 5,175 (US$ 6,798) inc. premium
1953 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Saloon
Registration no. OLA 469
Chassis no. 341410

Footnotes

  • In 1952 Armstrong Siddeley launched the all-new '346 Sapphire' saloon, which had been developed with input from the great W O Bentley. A large, refined six-seater, the Sapphire was an instant success despite being considerably more expensive than its smaller stablemates, and set new standards of performance and quality for Armstrong Siddeley. It was powered by an advanced, 3.4-litre, six-cylinder engine of 'square' (90mm) bore/stroke dimensions, which featured inclined valves in hemispherical combustion chambers. Initially there was a choice of four-speed pre-selector or synchromesh gearboxes, with a Rolls-Royce-built GM automatic available for 1955 on the Mark 2. A separate chassis was retained, boasting independent suspension at the front by means of coil springs and wishbones, while power assisted steering could be ordered for the Mark 2.

    Manufacture of all Armstrong Siddeley cars ceased in 1960 when the company decided to concentrate on the aviation side of its business. Today survivors of these elegant models are both rare and highly sought after.

    This Sapphire saloon was purchased privately in Devon in January 2015 and driven to the vendor's home in Kent. The car was in complete and original condition at that time, and the vendor had planned to fully restore it, but no work has been carried out. We are advised that the engine and transmission were in good working order when the car was last run approximately one year ago. Offered with a V5 registration document.
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1953 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Saloon  Chassis no. 341410
1953 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Saloon  Chassis no. 341410
1953 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Saloon  Chassis no. 341410
1953 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Saloon  Chassis no. 341410
1953 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Saloon  Chassis no. 341410
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