Longstone classic Tyres recommend the classic 185x15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ as they are a genuine period Radial tyre. The fitment of a radial tyre will improve the directional stability and be more sure-footed on the road. This will diminish the wandering effect which is what we need on todays more modern faster roads cruising at higher speeds than in period. However fitting the 185x15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ A Genuine period radial of the correct diameter will do all the above and also keep the steering lighter than other radial tyres in this size, making it an easy choice when buying new boots for your classic Armstrong Siddeley.
Longstone classic Tyres also stock the original crossplies for your classic Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire
The classic Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire was a large post-war saloon car made by the British company of Armstrong Siddeley. A distinctive element of the Sapphires was the V-shaped radiator which had the winged Armstrong Siddeley sphinx motif mounted on it. On some models the sphinx sported jet engines on its sides.
There were a number of Sapphire models produced between 1952 and 1960 when the company ceased car production.
Longstone classic tyres recommend the 670VR16 Avon Turbosteel @ £199.00 for your classic Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire
Longstone classic Tyres recommend the classic 670VR16 Avon Turbosteel. The fitment of a radial tyre will improve the directional stability and be more sure-footed on the road. This will diminish the wandering effect which is what we need on today's more modern faster roads cruising at higher speeds than in period.
Longstone classic Tyres also stock the original crossplies for your classic Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire we have
The first classic Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire saloon prototype was built on a converted 346 Sapphire chassis. The production models replaced the Sapphire in late 1958 and continued through to the summer of 1960.
The six-cylinder engine was enlarged with twin Zenith carburettors.
Servo-assisted 12 in Girling disc brakes were used on the front wheels and power steering was added. A BorgWarner type DG automatic gearbox was usually fitted.
902 saloons were produced as well as 77 long-wheelbase cars, 73 of which were built as limousines. The classic limousine version was made in 1960 only and had a single-carburettor engine and manual gearbox. 980 Star Sapphires were produced.
The classic Armstrong Siddeley Star Saphire saloon with automatic transmission was tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1959. It had a top speed of 99.6 mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 14.8 seconds. The test car cost £2,498 including taxes of £735.