Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster

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Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster
Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster 1947.jpg
Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster
ManufacturerArmstrong Siddeley Motors
3597 made[1]
Body and chassis
Body style4-door 6 light saloon
RelatedArmstrong Siddeley Hurricane
Armstrong Siddeley Typhoon
Engine1991 or 2309 cc Straight-6 ohv[2]
Wheelbase115 in (2,921 mm) [3]
Length188 in (4,775 mm) [3]
Width68 in (1,727 mm) [3]
Height61 in (1,500 mm)[2]
PredecessorArmstrong Siddeley 16hp
SuccessorArmstrong Siddeley Whitley

The Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster is an automobile which was produced by Armstrong Siddeley Motors Limited from 1945 until 1952. It was the first post-war sports saloon to be made by the company.

The chassis of the Lancaster was all new and featured independent front suspension using torsion bars and a live rear axle with leaf springs. A Girling hydro-mechanical braking system was fitted, with the front drums hydraulically operated while those at the rear used rod and cable. Wire wheels were an option but rarely fitted.[1]

At first, the Lancaster was fitted with a 70 bhp 1991 cc six cylinder engine, carried over from the pre-war 16 hp model but from 1949 this grew to 2309 cc by increasing the cylinder bore from 65 to 70 mm. There was a choice of 4-speed synchromesh or pre-selector gearbox.

The four-door, six light body was made of steel and aluminum panel fitted over a wooden frame and was bought in from Mulliners of Birmingham. An opening sunshine roof was standard.

Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster with landaulette body for Malta's government


  1. ^ a b Robson, Graham (2006). A-Z British Cars 1945-1980. Devon, UK: Herridge & Sons. ISBN 0-9541063-9-3.
  2. ^ a b "Second Hand car guide supplement". Practical Motorist. 6 Nbr 68: between pages 768 & 769. April 1960.
  3. ^ a b c Culshaw; Horrobin (1974). Complete Catalogue of British Cars. London: Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-16689-2.

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