Welcome to the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club
Car Of The Month
1935 "D back" Standard Chassis 17hp Saloon AFG 430
This dignified "D Back" saloon is the work of Armstrong Siddeley Motors and their "in house" body shop Burlington Coachworks. The D Back bodied saloon was available in a range of 12hp to 20hp versions.
On 25th March 1935, Canon Critchley and his daughter travelled from Dunfermline in Scotland to the Parkside works in Coventry to collect this 17hp car fresh off the production line. The car was then destined to be in service with the same family for three generations before, in November 2014, being bequeathed into the care of the Armstrong Siddeley Heritage Trust.
The car is unusual in that it is fitted with Feeny-Johnston special controls for the disabled and it is believed to be the oldest saloon car on the road so fitted. The vehicle is in amazing original condition and the trustees of ASHT are proud to be its current custodians, keeping it well maintained and showing it at events around the country.
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. To read the current edition of Sphinx, club members can click on 'Members Home' in the "Your Account" box on this page and then select
Sphinx from the "Downloads" box and happy reading.
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. 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.