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Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire '56

sold

Reference CH1533
Make Armstrong Siddeley
Model Sapphire '56
Type berline
Construction year 1956
KM 71923
Cilinder displacement 3435
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive

 

  • A rare left hand drive Armstrong Siddeley.
  • Original Belgian car made by Minerva Belgium in 1954.
  • Current owner has the car for 24 years.
  • Dated paint and interior.
  • Unique car to be restored.

The Armstrong Siddeley 346 was the first of the Sapphires introduced late in 1952 for sale in 1953 and continuing until 1958. The body was available as a four- or six-light (two or three windows on each side) at the same cost and with either a bench or individual front seats. The seats were finished in leather, with the dashboard and door-cappings in walnut veneer. A heater was standard.

A long-wheelbase model was launched in 1955 as a limousine version which had the pre-selector gearbox as standard, however, there was an optional four-speed manual column-change gearbox available. It featured a longer wheelbase (extended by 21 inches or 535 mm) chassis with a body incorporating a limousine division.

Models for export to the U.S. were always delivered with twin carburettors.

7,697 Sapphire were produced.

Specifications

  • Bodywork
  • Length : cm (in): 490 (193)
  • Width : cm (in): 183 (72)
  • Height : cm (in): 160 (63)
  • Wheelbase : cm (in) : 289 (114)
  • Weight: kg (lb) : 1830 (4034)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement : straight-six 3435 cc, front-mounted
  • Valve gear : 12
  • Fuel system : 2 Stromberg carburettors
  • Gearbox : 4-speed, manual
  • Drive wheels : rear-wheel drive
  • Maximum power : 125 hp at 4700 rpm
  • Maximum torque : 247 Nm at 2000 rpm
  • Maximum speed : 145 km/h (90 mph) 
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