Armstrong Siddeley Motor Cars in the 1920's
1928 Armstrong Siddeley 18hp with a Burlington Ascot Tourer body
In 1919 advertisements in the press alerted the public to the resumption of car manufacturing. Concentrating on one single design - a 30hp six cylinder motor carriage of the highest grade, stately in appearance, having ample power and constructed of the best materials. They were comfortable, dependable, smooth running, well equipped as standard, yet with low maintenance costs.
Deliveries were to begin in August 1919 which coincided with the opening of offices and a showroom at 10, Old Bond Street, London. This flagship car was joined in 1921 by an 18hp six cylinder car and in 1923 a 14hp four cylinder car was introduced.
This latter car continued through seven years with several body options and even fared well against mass produced cars of the period. While development and improvements were made to these cars there was a completely new 15HP car introduced in October 1927. This took the range into the 1930s along with a 12HP car, both of these cars having side valve engines. This followed the then current trend and was unusual for Armstrong Siddeley, a return to overhead valves soon followed.