Welcome to the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club
Car Of The Month
One of the first new British cars to be launched in 1946 was the Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster. Unlike its drop head counterpart, the Lancaster's body was built by the respected Mulliners Coachbuilders. The stylish saloon was immediately popular and in all 3600 cars were built. The Lancaster originally had a 2 litre 16hp 6 cylinder engine which was later increased to 2.3 litre 18hp. The gearbox was either manual or the popular pre-select type. All Lancasters were equipped with the most desirable sun roof. This particular car was first registered in 1951 and is an 18hp model with pre-select gearbox. The first owner lived in Westcliff-on-Sea and the colour was originally dark blue. The club's records of the car date back to the eighties and since then it has always been kept in East Anglia. It was painted red in the late nineties. The current owner in the Netherlands purchased the car in 2014 after it had been held in Storage at a museum in Coventry for some eight years. Having covered a recorded 54000 miles the car is now used regularly on family holidays both in Holland and the UK and the the current owner states that it is "a very practical and useable classic car and we plan to enjoy it for many years"
The club aims to make owning or being interested in Armstrong Siddeley Motors’ products, social and engineering history a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. It does this by providing:
Including car rallies, visits to places of interest and social gatherings. Our flagship event is our annual National Rally & Family Weekend each July. Local area representatives support our UK events. Our members in The Netherlands and Germany regularly organise events in their countries. Our sister clubs, the Armstrong Siddeley Car Club of Australia and the Armstrong Siddeley Car Club of New Zealand, run full programs of events in their countries and are always pleased to see ASOC members attending.
We publish 11 magazines a year, in full colour, known as the Sphinx. These are sent out every month except January by post to all members. A variety of articles are included plus classified adds for members free of charge and commercial advertisements from relevant suppliers.
We hold the most extensive range of spare parts for Armstrong Siddeley vehicles in the world, having bought the entire stock of the original company. We have an extensive re-manufacturing programme in conjunction with our sister clubs sourcing new stock where available and commissioning refurbishment of items as required in addition to stocking a large quantity of original factory stock and used parts. From time to time the Stores also has knowledge of complete cars for sale as restoration projects. Parts are available to members only, but membership is open to all to join. Our stores are located near Bradford-on-Avon and is open every Monday and Tuesday with a full-time stores manager in attendance. For convenience orders can be placed by phone or email and are dispatched promptly.
Technical expertise and support
We hold extensive records of Armstrong Siddeley cars, including build records and parts technical drawings, in addition to a library of general Armstrong Siddeley literature. We also provide model specialist technical helplines for virtually all models to help ensure your car runs smoothly or to provide support for your restoration project.
Our Membership Secretary holds extensive records of individual Armstrong Siddeley cars and can assist members in tracing the history of their car or in securing its original registration. Information on original specification, delivery date etc. is also frequently available.
The club has extensive merchandise including clothing, literature, badges, and accessories. These are dispatched to order by post.
Armstrong Siddeley and its associated logos are the registered trademarks of the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club Ltd.