Welcome to the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club
Car Of The Month
Announced in 1949, the Whitley was the first post-war saloon to be wholly produced in the Armstrong Siddeley factory with 2582 being built until 1954. All Whitleys had the latest 6 cylinder OHV 2.3litre 18hp engine. The new semi “razor edge” body was very popular then as it is today which has ensured that the survival rate of Whitleys is quite high. There were also 122 Stretched Limousine versions, a third of which were sold to the London car hire firm Godfrey Davis and were mainly used for formal occasions. This particular Whitley was first sold to Dr Stuart James of Edinburgh on 10th July 1950 for £1221 11s 8d. Dr James kept the car for 16 years and after two further Edinburgh owners it was purchased in 1979 by the late John Peatling who then lived in Sterling. John was a most meticulous engineer who painstakingly restored the car over a three year period and then for the next 30 years used it extensively as the family transport, he obviously kept it in perfect condition. In recent years the car has been fitted with a later 236 engine and most recently the current owner Robin Morris has fitted a higher ratio final drive. Robin returned the car to its roots to his Farm in West Stirlingshire, Scotland from Wales to where John Peatling had moved. However the car has just completed a 400 mile non-stop trouble free return journey to its new home with the Morris family in West Norfolk. A well travelled car in beautiful condition.
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.