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1955-1958 ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY Sapphire 234/236 specifications

1955-1958 ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY Sapphire 234/236 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Despite sharing a name with the bigger 346, this Sapphire was less appealing thanks to the 236 being powered by a 2.3-litre engine previously seen on the Whitley and Lancaster/Hurricane, and the 234 by a smaller version of the 346’s power unit. Both cars failed to make an impression on the market, selling disastrously – and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one now, thanks to their relative lack of appeal compared with the 346 and the Star Sapphire. Best known for being a contributing factor in Armstrong Siddeley’s closure.

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Production

  • Production:
    803/603
  • Price at launch:
    £1,599
  • Price (excellent)
    £12,500
  • Price (good):
    £7,250
  • Price (average):
    £3,950
  • Price (project):
    £1,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    15.5secs
  • Top speed:
    97.0mph
  • Power:
    120.0bhp
  • Torque:
    139.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4572mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2819mm
  • Width:
    1740mm
  • Height:
    1568mm
  • Weight:
    1360kgs

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