1960 Armstrong Siddeley

Price : $200,000



The Star Sapphire replaced the Sapphire models in late 1958 and continued through to the summer of 1960. The 6 cylinder engine was enlarged to 3990 cc with twin Zenith carburettors as standard and power output up to (SAE)165 bhp = 167 hp or (DIN) 145 bhp = 147 hp or 108 kW. Disc brakes were used on the front, servo assisted power steering was added. A Borg Warner type DG automatic gearbox was usually fitted. It features fold out jump seats and rear controls, an all aluminum body and extra tall windows to show off the queens hats. It still has the 585ARK license plate as when used by the Queen. A Limousine version was made in 1960 only and had a single carburettor engine and manual gearbox (the automatic gearbox was fitted to 12 Limousines). 902 saloons were produced as well as 77 long wheel base cars, 73 of which were built as Limousines (including 2 prototypes). The remaining 4 chassis were used for 3 hearses and an ambulance. The first Star saloon prototype was on a converted 346 Sapphire chassis. Total 980 cars. This car was one of the last 12 built and was the personal parade car from 1960-1964 at the time the last owner purchased it there were only one other remaining owned by the Brtitish Embassy in Hong Kong.

VIN #: 370031
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Saddle
Body Style: Limousine
Mileage: 25669