The body shells, still mounted on dolly and track, have now reached the paint shop. The impressive extractor fan over the spray booth seems to be doing a pretty good job of keeping the cellulose vapours away from the workers. The labour intensive nature of the work is also very evident. To any of us who have polished a car in one session the fatigue by the end of each shift can be imagined.
Armstrong Siddeley Motors chose carefully a pallet of colours which complemented the shape of the body, making them an integral part of the design. For cars bearing a two colour scheme the general preference was for the darker colour to be at the top.
It has been said that a new owner could have any colour he wished. A phrase often quoted by today's owners choosing a colour on completing a restoration. It is true that such was the case, but that it added six weeks to the delivery time.