Arm­strong power strug­gle

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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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