Welcome to the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club
Car Of The Month
1934 Short 15hp 6 light coachbuilt saloon
15hp cars were built between 1927 and 1934 and were unusual for Armstrong Siddeley in having a side valve engine which was popular at the time. The engines varied in detail throughout the production run but all had a capacity of around 1900cc. Again unusual for AS, the earlier cars had a "flat" radiator grill but with the major redesign in 1931 the normal "V" shaped grill was reinstated. There were two chassis lengths and various body styles with some cars having bodies built by specialist outside coachbuilders such as Malty, Salmons Tickford, and Mulliner. In all some 9458 15hp cars were built with the highest production figures in 1929 when 3653 15hp cars left the factory. The club knows of just 71 cars remaining worldwide but others may still come to light.
This particular model WH5477 was one of the last built, leaving the factory in May 1934, and has only had 11 owners in its 82 years. It is now owned by a club member who bought the car part restored and who has beautifully finished the restoration and returned it to its original condition. The restoration entailed the remanufacture of many parts and a complete engine rebuild. Interestingly, despite spending many years all over the UK, it is now kept just 5 miles from its original 1934 registered address. The current owner has a long history file on the car which contains photos of it being used as a wedding car and also at some point being reclaimed by a former owner having been the subject of a bad debt! A stunning 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. 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. 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.
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