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1958-1960 ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY Star Sapphire specifications

1958-1960 ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY Star Sapphire specifications Classic and Performance Car

Star by name, star by nature. Although it looked rather similar to the Sapphire 346, the Star Sapphire was in an entirely different league as far as driving pleasure was concerned. It received a lusty 4.0-litre straight-six that could deliver genuine 100mph performance – and, finally, the four-speed all-synchromesh gearbox was joined by the option of a Rolls-Royce Hydramatic automatic transmission that made driving this swift saloon genuinely easy. Even today, a well-sorted Star Sapphire will surprise other people on the road.

Production

  • Production:
    980
  • Price at launch:
    £2,646
  • Price (excellent)
    £14,000
  • Price (good):
    £10,500
  • Price (average):
    £6,000
  • Price (project):
    £2,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    15.7secs
  • Top speed:
    100.0mph
  • Power:
    145.0bhp
  • Torque:
    230.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    15.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

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

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4930mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2896mm
  • Width:
    1880mm
  • Height:
    1575mm
  • Weight:
    1778kgs
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