Armstrong Siddeley Whitley
1952 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley
Armstrong Siddeley Whitley Tyres
- We recommend the 5.25/5.50 x 17 Lucas vintage tyre as the best for this big, comfortable car.
- Our first choice of inner tubing for any tyre of this specification is the Michelin 17/18E innertube.
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History of the Armstrong Siddeley Whitley
Designed largely for export to the colonies and built between 1950-1954 the Armstrong Siddeley Whitley was based upon the Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster but offered an updated nose and roofline. The Whitley is a big post-war sports saloon vehicle and a variant of the 16/18 hp series and was the last of the line to go into production, debuting in 1949.
The Whitley utilised the bigger 2309 cc overhead valve engine with an 18 horsepower tax rating that had initially emerged on Tempest export variants, paired with a choice of synchromesh or pre-selector gearbox. The front suspension was independent and used torsion bars, while the rear suspension consisted of a live axle and leaf springs. A Girling hydro-mechanical braking system was installed, with the front drums hydraulically actuated and the rear drums cable operated.
A variety of body shapes were developed. The most frequent are the 4 or 6 light saloons, but limos on long-wheelbase chassis were also produced from 1950 to 1952. The Utility Coupe and Station Coupe were coupé utility variants designed for the export market, specifically Australia. The former featured simply a traditional front seat, whilst the latter had an enlarged cabin with a modest extra seat in the back.