1960 Armstrong-Siddeley Star Sapphire Saloon at the 2015 Elegance at Hershey

Armstrong-Siddeley Star Sapphire Front//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Armstrong-Siddeley is a brand that not a lot of people in America are familiar with.  I can put myself in that category as well. The Star Sapphire was one of the last products the company made, a full 55 years ago. The conservative, held-back styling is a penchant of British tastes after the end of the Second World War, and it has aged rather well. This is the newest of all Armstrong-Siddeleys, and that is only because this was also the final Star Sapphire ever produced.

Armstrong-Siddeley Star Sapphire Interior//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

I’ve never seen any Armstrong-Siddeley before, and that this is the last one ever made is a treat. The paint looks fantastic, and the lines are straight as an arrow. I wasn’t the only one taken away by this big British cruiser–it won Best European Closed Car at Hershey this year. Enjoy the photos of this rarely-seen classic British saloon.

Armstrong-Siddeley Star Sapphire Rear//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Armstrong-Siddeley Star Sapphire Front Fender Detail//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

-Albert S. Davis


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