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1949 Armstrong Siddeley Limousine 18 hp

1949 Armstrong Siddeley Limousine 18 hp in Refuge England, Movie, 1959 IMDB

Class: Cars, Limousine — Model origin: UK

1949 Armstrong Siddeley Limousine 18 hp

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samyuk CA

2008-05-12 18:08

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armstrong siddeley

Lateef NO

2008-05-12 18:37

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it's a Whitley

chris40 UK

2008-05-12 20:11

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Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster 18 h.p. Limousine, 1949+.

johnfromstaffs EN

2008-05-12 20:18

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I would suggest that this is the 122" wheelbase Whitley 18hp Limousine as the Lancaster did not have razor edge styling.

sixcyl FR

2008-05-12 23:43

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So ? Whitley? Lancaster? ...

Lateef NO

2008-05-13 15:09

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At first, I thought Lancaster as well, but after looking at the trunk, I realized that this was a Whitley...

samyuk CA

2008-05-13 20:38

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I checked with a September 1949 article from Autocar, in the Armstrong Siddeley Gold Portfolio from Brooklands, this is simply known as the Armstrong Siddeley Limousine, it is a coach built model and is quite rare. therefore reference to it is hard to come by.
A Lancaster six light saloon looks like this:
http://www.motorbase.com/profiles/picture/index.ehtml?i=-2023743869
a whitney thus:
http://www.pamelasmusic.co.uk/Armstrong_Siddeley.htm
or http://www.motorbase.com/vehicle/by-id/253/
I think AS dropped the RAC HP nomenclature after WWII, so we may want to call it an Armstrong Siddeley Limousine,
a bit of reference
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Siddeley
you can also find an srticle on Armstrong Siddeleys in Automobile Quarterly Volumn 22-1


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johnfromstaffs EN

2008-05-13 20:57

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We had in the family an Armstrong Siddeley Whitley as shown in your references, which was then replaced by an Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 346 Saloon. My memory is of comfortable and quality cars, when the Sapphire was replaced it was by the R-Type Bentley which I still have.

The sixteen and eighteen references were used to differentiate between the cars with the pre-war engine and those with the later 2309cc development.

The reference book I used to check my memory recorded the Limousine under Whitley, for some reason.

samyuk CA

2008-05-13 22:57

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You are very lucky.

The only Armstrong Siddeley that I became familiar with was one that was always parked on the driveway of a big house on my way to and fro school. I later found out that it was a Star Sapphire. It exuded such quality and character that 40 years later I bought the Armstrong Siddeley book to find out what they were like, and hence the 1949 Autocar article. As for your reference book, I'd be interested in its name because collecting books and dreaming is much less demanding and more affordable than buying the real thing.

johnfromstaffs EN

2008-05-14 21:23

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Samyuk, in the particular case of the Whitley and the Limousine the book was A-Z of Cars 1945 to 1970 by Michael Sedgwick and Mark Gillies, published by Bay View Books ISBN 1-870979-09-5

IGGYSMITH EN

2008-06-26 23:09

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This car is an Armstrong Siddeley 18hp Limousine. It is often incorrectly called a Whitley Limousine probably because it is based on an extened Whitley chassis. 123 Limousines were built and 2 Landaulets. All were 18hp models. I have just finished restoring one of these here in England.

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