Welcome to the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club
Car Of The Month
1952 Station Coupe
In 1949 and at the request of Australian dealers, Armstrong Siddeley made an unusual departure from their normal luxury car production and launched two utility "pick up" models based on their Whitley saloon. The Station Coupe had a 5/6 seat double cab and the Utility Coupe had just a front bench seat cab with a larger load carrying capacity. They both had the standard 2.3 litre Whitley engine and most had manual gearboxes but a few had the optional preselect box. However the cabs were somewhat spartan compared to the saloons. Over the three year production run just over 1700 pickups were manufactured with most being exported and 60% going to Australia where they are called "Utes"
This particular Station Coupe, registered in Leeds in September 1952, was one of the last produced and remained in the UK, being used by an Armstrong Siddeley Director. After 37 years of little known history it was fully restored by Barnes Coachworks of Frome in Somerset who owned the car for 16 years. It is currently owned by a club member in Gloucester who has brought it to many club rallies recently where it readily becomes the centre of attraction as it is such a rare vehicle in the UK.
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.