1935 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1935
  • Chassis number 
    91495
  • Lot number 
    711
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

From a deceased's estate
1935 Armstrong Siddeley 12/6 Saloon
Registration no. AVC 663
Chassis no. 91495

Armstrong-Siddeley was created in 1919 by the fusion of the mighty Armstrong Whitworth engineering combine and Coventry-based Siddeley-Deasy. Introduced in 1929, the firm's 12hp model helped start the 1930s fashion for small sixes. The sidevalve engine displaced 1,236cc at first (1,434cc from 1931) and drove via a three-speed version of the firm's characteristic, Wilson-patented, pre-selector gearbox. Mechanically the cars were conventional for the period, with semi-elliptic springs all round and mechanical brakes. In 1934, short-wheelbase coupé and sports tourer versions arrived, the former advertised as ideal for 'Daughters of Gentlemen'. A four-speed Wilson 'box and a vee-shaped front grille, behind which sat the flat radiator, were adopted that same year, while wire wheels were standard on the sports models.

This Armstrong-Siddeley 12hp Saloon was first registered in 1935 but is believed to have been used as a demonstrator in 1934. 'AVC 663' was purchased circa 1970 in poor condition having been barn stored for 18 years. Restored in the mid-1970s, it was last used circa 15 years ago for a family wedding and has been dry stored since then. Reportedly running well when last used, the car will require re-commissioning and the usual safety checks before returning to the road. Offered with a V5C document.