Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster
|Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster|
|Manufacturer||Armstrong Siddeley Motors|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door 6 light saloon|
|Related||Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane|
Armstrong Siddeley Typhoon
|Engine||1991 or 2309 cc Straight-6 ohv|
|Wheelbase||115 in (2,921 mm) |
|Length||188 in (4,775 mm) |
|Width||68 in (1,727 mm) |
|Height||61 in (1,500 mm)|
|Predecessor||Armstrong Siddeley 16hp|
|Successor||Armstrong Siddeley Whitley|
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.
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.
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