1935 ARMSTRONG SID­DE­LEY SPE­CIAL TOUR­ING LIMOUSINE MKII

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

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.

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