Welcome to the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club
Car Of The Month
1935 Long 20hp Limousine Landaulette
Armstrong Siddeley manufactured "The New" 20hp cars between 1931 and 1936 with either long or short wheelbases and with various body styles from sporty open tourers to large grand limousines. The bodies were manufactured both by their own factory or by several specialist coach builders. The engine was a 6 cylinder overhead valve of 3150cc. and all cars had the Wilson pre-select gearbox. Some 2650 cars were produced and it is thought that about 90 have survived although many are not now roadworthy.
This splendid example was first sold by the Armstrong Siddeley Bond Street showrooms in 1935 to a Mrs Threlfall from Bristol who sold it in 1937 to Dr D. Bedford of Kegworth who kept it chauffeur driven for 32 years until his death when it passed to his chauffeur whose family kept it for a further 30 years! A full restoration was commenced in the late '90s including a bare metal respray and a complete engine rebuild. The car was purchased in 2010 by the current owner showing a genuine 62,132 miles and since then the car has travelled a further 9,000 miles attending events and shows across the country. A most imposing motorcar which is a credit to the owner.
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.