Welcome to the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club
Car Of The Month
1960 Star Sapphire
The "Star" was the last AS model to go into production with about 980 being produced between 1958 and 1960. To many it represents the ultimate Sapphire having been developed from the highly popular Sapphire 346. Among the many improvements were a larger 4 litre engine and front disc brakes with automatic gearbox and power steering as standard. The interior was made more luxurious with better seats and matched burr walnut woodwork. Many of these cars were first owned by Company Chairmen and this 1960 car was delivered to a Company in Swansea bearing the number MNH 344. In 1965 the car moved to Cornwall with a colour change to Fawn and Cream. It had one further owner until a second colour change to Fawn and Green in 1990. After sometime in retirement the car moved to Devon in 2003 having been re-numbered ROE 777. Since 2010 the current owner in Berkshire has fully rebuilt all the mechanical parts and the interior and states that "In my view a well fettled Star is a classic that can comfortably hold its own in modern traffic". A most attractive car.
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.