OWNING THE 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.’