1935 ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY SPECIAL TOURING LIMOUSINE MKII
One of several Siddeleys offered from the collection of the late Sir Colin Hope, the youngest of the line-up was the big, rarely seen Touring limousine MkII. Sir Colin imported it from Australia in 1998 and the car had been well looked after during its time Down Under. The bodywork, built from aircraft-specification Hiduminium alloy, was lovely, but the paint was chipped and scratched in places – not however to such an extent that a respray was needed. The interior, including the drinks cabinet fitted beneath the division, was smart, lightly worn, but in delightful order. While running and driving last autumn, H&H sensibly noted the need for re-commissioning, but that aside, this was a fine ‘Derby’ Bentley or Alvis alternative, and great value.