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Note: This is a sub-section of Armstrong Siddeley Motors.
Years made: 1950-54. 2,582 made.
1950 ARMSTRONG-SIDDELEY WHITLEY
The latest of the Armstrong-Siddeley models is the Whitley, a four-door, four-light saloon in semi razor-edge style. It takes its name from the twin-engined Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley bomber, which was a front-line aircraft in the early stages of the 1939-45 struggle.
Here, again, the accent is on well-appointed comfort combined with mechanical reliability. Particular attention has been paid to temperature control and a silent air conditioning unit is mounted under the bonnet of the car, circulating cold or warm air in the saloon as required. Built-in ducts are so arranged that hot air can he directed to the windscreen to overcome misting or frosting.
In common with the other two Armstrong-Siddeley models, the Whitley is a high-class product of British motor engineering in which the styling has followed normal lines of development, but without detracting from its obvious appeal to motorists overseas.
ENGINE. Type: 2.3-litre. Cylinders: 6. Bore X Stroke: 70 mm. X 100 mm. Compression ratio: 6.5 to 1. Maximum b.h.p.: 75 at 4,200 r.p.m. Rating: 18.22 h.p.
PERFORMANCE. 61.6 m.p.h. in top gear at 2,500 ft./min. piston speed.
DIMENSIONS. Length: 15 ft. 5 ins. Height: 5 ft. 3 ins. Width: 5 ft. 8 ins. Wheelbase: 9 ft. 7 ins. Track: 4 ft. 6 ins. (front); 4 ft. 6.5 ins. (rear). Weight (dry): 3,192 lbs. Fuel capacity: 12 gallons, including one gallon reserve. Tyre size: 5.50 X 17.
BRAKES. Girling Hydraulic and mechanical.
PRICE. £975 plus £271.11.8 Purchase Tax. Total: £1,216.11.8.