Armstrong Siddeley 17hp Gallery
During the early 1930s, motorcar technology was evolving rapidly, leaving the 15hp model looking a little long in the tooth even though it was constantly updated. To remedy the situation a new model, known as the 17hp, was introduced in 1934; this model had an overhead valve engine, improved chassis and suspension and a range of new body styles.
The new bodies were available with either a Short Wheelbase (SWB), Standard Wheelbase or Long Wheelbase (LWB) chassis to accommodate a variety of different body styles; these included, a six-light Saloon, a four-light Sports saloon, a four-seat two-door Sporting Foursome, a Tourer and Limousine and Landallet versions all from the in-house Burlington company. Rolling chassis were also available for customers to take to their favourite coachbuilder to have a body of their own style produced.
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These three 17hp examples are models introduced in 193X showing the in house Burlington coach built saloon.
The 17 was available as a running chassis to outside coach builder, this tourer is an example from Maltby of Sandgate
The 17 was also available with this rather charming two-door four seater Burlington body known as the Sports Foursome.
This model is by Salmons with their Tickford open body that is operated by turning a handle in the rear quarter-panel
Different 17hp bodies, Australian (unknown maker), Burlington Atalanta body and a Tickford drop head coupe
Interior details from some of the motorcars that has suvived to this day, they were all finshed to a very high standard
All of the different body styles came fitted with the same engine, see the panel below for more information
Slide show of some brochures published by Armstrong Siddeley motors