1953 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1953
  • Mileage 
    68 044 mi / 109 507 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    341410
  • Engine number 
    341413
  • Lot number 
    55213
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Ideal restoration project

- Swansea V5C

- Blue with red leather, manual gearbox

Launched in 1952, the Sapphire range was powered by an advanced 3.4-litre six-cylinder hemi-head unit allied to either automatic or manual transmission as in the example offered here. Despite costing more than most rivals, the Sapphire was well-received and sold well before the company ceased production of motor cars in 1960 in order to concentrate on aircraft engineering.

Purchased as a complete project in Devon in 2015 by a previous owner who intended to carry out a full restoration, work never commenced and the car was recently acquired by the vendor and fitted with a new 65AH battery, the missing ignition key replaced, engine started and found to "run well", other systems checked over, leaving just the coachwork to be refurbished or providing an opportunity to carry out a more comprehensive restoration depending on your preference. Sold strictly as viewed.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)