From a Private Collection

1959 Armstrong-Siddeley Star Sapphire

Make: Armstrong-Siddeley
Model: Star Sapphire
Year: 1959
Registration Number: YRW 340
Chassis Number: 330559
Engine Number: 320098
Transmission: Automatic
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Sold For: £7333
Road Tax Exempt

Arriving in 1958, the Star Sapphire was the highlight of Armstong-Siddeley’s Sapphire range. The model boasted a host of special features as standard, including an independent heater for passengers to the rear, concealed door hinges and much improved performance from the enlarged 3990cc engine. Many now would say that the Sapphire is a desirable, more economical alternative to a Bentley or Rolls-Royce; others would consider the model superior to any Jaguar. Some have even been known to race and rally the Star Sapphire…. With just over nine hundred saloons ever built and few remaining survivors today, the rare and impressive model has good performance and is a relatively easy motor car to drive, assisted by power steering.

This example was in 2013 the subject of a professional bare metal respray in Midnight Blue cellulose. The original grey upholstery and wood facia dashboard have been retained and the carpets are original. We are informed that all instrumentation is in working order. Sensible upgrades include Radial Ply tyres and an electric cooling fan. It is recommended that YRW 340 should be recommissioned.

The Armstrong-Siddeley is supplied with a factory workshop manual, the V5C registration certificate, a quantity of MOT test certificates and ASOC correspondence. 

Auction Date: 3 March 2016