OWN­ING THE MKII

Classic Cars (UK) - - Star Sapphire MKII -

‘The essence of the de­sign is from the post-war Fes­ti­val-of-bri­tain epoch,’ says owner John Gi­a­cobbi. ‘When I’m out and about, peo­ple do recog­nise the car as an Arm­strong Sid­de­ley, and some ask if it’s a Sap­phire or even a Star Sap­phire. But clas­sic en­thu­si­asts al­ways re­act in amaze­ment when they see the head­lamps.

‘You can see the care and at­ten­tion that the fac­tory put into the pro­to­type. It’s a car of such care­fully planned el­e­gance in al­most every de­tail. An ob­vi­ous chal­lenge of run­ning the MKII is the unique­ness of some parts, but in terms of those it shares with its pre­de­ces­sor the Own­ers’ Club of­fers in­valu­able sup­port and parts sup­ply.’

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