The Armstrong-Siddeley 'Star Sapphire' model

Armstrong Siddeley were famous motorcar manufacturers that ran from 1919 to 1960 in Coventry.

It was John Davenport Siddeley (1866-1956) who in 1902 established the Siddeley Autocar Company at Garfield Road, Coventry, initially as importers of Peugeot cars. After a brief stint working for the Wolseley Tool & Motor Car Company, in 1909, he became Lord Kenilworth and Managing Director of the Deasy Motor Company. By 1911, the business was reformed as the Siddeley-Deasy Motor Manufacturing Company at Parkside, Coventry. Armstrong-Siddeley Motors Ltd began soon after the conclusion of WWI in 1919 after a merger between the Armstrong-Whitworth and Siddeley-Deasy companies.

Recognized for building cars with large 'V' radiators, the company were reportedly the very first to introduce a completely new post-War model. Some of the names for these vehicles were clearly inspired by the aeroplanes used during the War including the 'Hurricane' and the 'Lancaster'.

Production lasted until 1960 in Coventry, with the 'Star Sapphire' being the last model made. At this point, the parent company Hawker-Siddeley merged with the Bristol Company.
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