The Armstrong Siddeley Car Club of Australia
 
 

The Armstrong Siddeley Utility Coupe

Production period1949 to 1952
Number of cars produced717
Engine6 cylinder, 2309cc, 18HP, 75BHP @ 4,200RPM
Body styles2 seater ute - long tray
TransmissionManual
Pre-selector
The Utility Coupe was produced between 1949 and 1952, with a total production of 717 vehicles.

The decision to manufacture these work vehicles seemed an unlikely one for a luxury car maker such as Armstrong Siddeley!  Some 60% of production was exported to Australia and representatives of both Stokoe Motors and Buckle Motors, being this country’s largest Armstrong Siddeley dealers have claimed the models were released at their suggestion.

With the exception of a prototype, all Station Coupe/Utility Coupe models were powered by the 18 hp 2.3 litre 6 cylinder engine. The engine was a development of the 2 litre, 16 hp engine, in turn closely modeled on its prewar counterpart.

These vehicles were offered with manual or preselective transmission. Armstrong Siddeley’s policy was one of continual improvement and many changes were implemented during their 3 year life.

Some of the major ones were:

  • In late 1949, 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.
  • The instruments were moved from in front of the driver to the centre of the dash panel.  This allowed fitment of two open glove boxes (one for the driver and one for the passenger) in place of one large open glove box for the passenger only.

These are practical vehicles and yet have a sporty appearance.


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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