Welcome to the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club
Car Of The Month
1959 STAR SAPPHIRE SUX404
The Star Sapphire was the last model produced by Armstrong Siddeley Motors and roughly 900 left the factory between 1959 and 1960. The "Star" was a development of the immensely popular Sapphire and in fact the prototype was a modified Sapphire. This prototype was driven up and down the newly opened M1 motorway for many weeks to ensure that the modifications had produced a car capable of handling the latest high speed driving (there was no speed limit on motorways in those days). Indeed with its 4-litre engine, power steering, automatic gearbox and disc brakes the designers had truly produced a "Star" that was an excellent motorway cruiser and also, due to its torque at low revs, a docile and yet powerful town car.
These facts have ensured that there is a higher than average percentage of cars still surviving today as the car is well capable of coping with modern traffic conditions. This particular model is currently on its third owner in its 58-year life having had a recent sympathetic restoration. It can be seen regularly at club and other events in the South of England.
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.