Welcome to the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club
Car Of The Month
1926 14/4 Salmon & C0 Special Coupe Reg No KU8629
The six year production run of 14/4 models was launched in 1923. The car had a four cylinder, three main bearing, 1852cc engine with overhead valves. Weighing just over 1 ton, the 14/4 had a good power to weight ratio which gave the car a lively performance for its time. There were many body styles available and the car, being a mid-sized family car, proved to be very popular both at home and particularly in Australia. Some 14,500 14/4 cars were produced in both Mark1 and Mark 2 versions but sadly only about 80 are known to survive, many being in the drier areas of Australia.
This particular car, Chassis number 19464, is a bit of a mystery as it does not appear on the factory sales ledger but it was built by Salmons of Newport Pagnall on a chassis supplied by ASM in 1926. It is similar to a Doctors Coupe but it doesn’t have the customary locker for the doctors bag. The car was found in Wales in the early 1970’s being used as a chicken coup! It was then extensively restored to immaculate condition and was subsequently used regularly until about 1990. It has had several club owners since then but was not used too much. It is currently in the South of England receiving some further restoration, needed by the lack of use, to bring it back to good condition before being used again on rallies. A very pretty motor 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. 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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