The Smalley Collection

1959 Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire

Make: Armstrong Siddeley
Model: Star Sapphire
Year: 1959
Registration Number: 967 XUV
Chassis Number: 330264
Engine Number: 320260
Transmission: Automatic
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Guide Price: £30000 - 35000
Road Tax Exempt

This Star Sapphire has formed part of a private collection for eight years, during which time it has undergone a high-end professional restoration, we understand at a cost of approximately £85,000. The bodywork was stripped back to bare metal and restored, and all chrome was re-plated. The paint finish is exceptional. The interior was completely renovated, with new upholstery, a new headlining and new carpets. The dashboard and all timber door cappings were removed and restored, and the door cards and interior trims were renewed. The boot compartment requires some minor detailing, but otherwise, a superb example.

Mechanically, we are told that there are no known faults and the Armstrong performs and handles as one would expect.

Since the restoration was completed, the motor car has been much admired at classic shows and events. Supplied with its V5C registration certificate, this Star Sapphire would be difficult to replicate and has become available due to a change in circumstances.

Auction Date: 21 March 2019