Armstrong power struggle
The 1950s Armstrong Siddeley range took a leap forward from the rather pedestrian Forties Lancaster/typhoon/ Whitley range with the arrival of a new 3.4-litre, six-cylinder engine that gave the new 346 Sapphire its numerical handle. Sadly, that’s one of several parts missing from this car in Winchelsea, Sussex. Instead, there’s a 2.6-litre IOE Rover engine, said to be ‘good’ and turning a four-speed overdrive gearbox.
The car’s storage has been al fresco but the vendor states the car is less rusty than some. Headlamps and seats have been removed, though there are plenty of smaller parts a Sapphire restorer might find hard to locate elsewhere. There is a V5C present and interested parties can get in touch via Classic Cars.
Despite an outdoor existence, car is ‘less rusty than some’
Original 3.4-litre six has been replaced with a 2.6-litre Rover engine
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