If the name Armstrong Siddeley doesn’t instantly ring a bell with your automotive brain, you shouldn’t be surprised, because I gotta admit that I hadn’t the foggiest idea that I could buy a car with a Sphinx hood ornament and incredible style for less than a new Hondyota Acamry. Find this 1948 Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane Drophead Coupe offered for $19,000 in Denver, CO via craigslist. Tip from Zach Z.
The Hurricane 16 and 18 used the antiquated “tax horsepower” rating and were sold from 1945 through 1953. Interestingly enough, Siddeley was acquired by Rolls Royce in the 1960s and Rolls sold all spare parts, patents, specs, etc to the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club who now are able to drive around in their oddballs and do whatever owners clubs do without fear of being sued by an overzealous OEM (ahem…Ford…take note of how a good OE treats their long term fans).
The Hurricane features suicide doors, a nice interior, and a 2 liter (or 2.3 liter) inline
-4 -6 that makes something like 70 horsepower.
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