Lot 164 - 1933 Armstrong Siddeley 12-6 Saloon
|Odometer reading||63,711 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £11,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,800|
Armstrong Siddeley was a British engineering group that operated during the first half of the 20th century, formed in 1919, and is best known for the production of luxury vehicles and aircraft engines. The company was created following the purchase by Armstrong Whitworth of Siddeley-Deasy, a manufacturer of fine motor cars, that were marketed to the top echelon of society. After the merger of the two companies, this focus on quality continued throughout in the production of cars, aircraft engines, gearboxes for tanks and buses, rocket and torpedo motors, and the development of railcars.
First registered on 12th June 1976 and presented in blue over black, this is a very rare 1933 Armstrong Siddeley 12- 6 model, designating it as having a 12hp, six cylinder engine. Having purchased this car in 1997, the vendors father spent many an hour tinkering in the garage, making what was already a good car, better. Unfortunately, in 2008, he passed away and left this and the rest of his collection to his son. Since then, other than being run out on the odd occasion to keep everything free and operational, it has remained where he parked it. Previous to the vendors father purchasing it, it had under gone a full restoration and is still in excellent condition externally. The interior seats have a lovely patina with excellent wood trim and carpets and headlining all reflecting a restored example, all of the rear blinds and exit handles are also all in place. We are informed the six cylinder engine and its pre-select gearbox both operate well and the brakes are responsive in a straight line. This beautiful vintage car is a lovely example of the era and is looking for a new owner to take the same care for it in the future. The history file is full of invoices and bills of sale stretching back over its lifetime, complete with old pictures of the restoration in the late 80's. These cars rarely come to the market and as such we feel this is an excellent opportunity for vintage motoring at a very attractive estimate.
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