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The Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster

Production period1946 to 1952
Number of cars produced3,597
Engine6 cylinder, 1991cc, 16HP, 70BHP @ 4,200RPM
6 cylinder, 2291cc, 18HP, 75BHP @ 4,200RPM
Body styles4 door saloon
TransmissionManual
Pre-selector
The 16HP Lancaster was produced between 1945 and 1949 thereafter updated with an 18HP motor until 1952 with a total production of 3,597 vehicles .

Named after the famous WW2 aircraft, the Lancaster along with the Hurricane was the first of the post-war cars to be released. Its body was produced for Armstrong Siddeley by Mulliners Ltd of Birmingham. The Lancaster was a luxuriously equipped 4 door sedan initially powered by a 16hp 2 litre 6 cylinder engine. The engine was closely modeled on its prewar counterpart.

The Lancaster, with the exception of a handful of Whitleys was the only model of the 16/18HP range to incorporate a sunroof. Most Lancasters were fitted with bench front seats in place of the bucket seats offered previously.

The car was offered with manual or preselective transmission. Armstrong Siddeley’s policy was one of continual improvement and many changes were implemented during the Lancaster’s life.

In late 1949 a new dashboard, a one piece radiator grille, simplified bonnet and fixed engine bay sides (previously these formed part of the bonnet) resulted in a more modern vehicle.

In 1952 the Lancaster was deleted from the then 18HP range, with the last cars being delivered in 1953. In effect the Lancaster was replaced by the 6-light Whitley.

The Lancaster is a charming comfortable car. It has an almost prewar ambiance, yet owners enjoy the benefit of postwar parts availability!


The Armstrong Siddeley Car Club of Australia
Armstrong Siddeley Car Club, PO Box 699, FRESHWATER NSW 2096
Phone Rowan Fitzpatricke, President, 0404 032 113
ACN 001 059 212
Email president@armstrongsiddeley.org
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