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Armstrong Whitworth: Cars

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1906 Q4. Town carriage.
December 1906. Differential.
November 1907.
November 1907.
November 1907.
November 1907.
November 1908. 18-22 h.p. back axle.
April 1908.
April 1908.
June 1909. 18-22 h.p.
November 1909.
August 1912.
May 1913.
Exhibit at Beamish Museum.
Armstrong-Whitworth car at Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Note: This is a sub-section of Armstrong Whitworth.

The Armstrong was an English automobile manufactured from 1902 to 1904; "claimed to be the best hill-climber extant", the car featured an 8 hp International engine. After 1904, vehicle production came under Armstrong-Whitworth.

1902 Armstrong-Whitworth were making cars for Roots Oil Motor and Motor Car Co to their design.

1904 Acquired the Wilson-Pilcher company which had developed a motor car. Made cars under the Wilson-Pilcher name until 1906

1906 November. Details of their own 28-36 hp car.[1][2][3]

1908 November. Details of the 18-22-hp car shown at Olympia.[4][5]

1909 March. Description and images of the 18-22hp model.[6]

1909 October. details of the 12-14hp car.[7]

1912 May. Details of the 30-50hp six-cylinder car.[8]

1912 October. Details of the 17-hp car.[9]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices see the 1917 Red Book

1913 May. Detail of the 30-50hp six-cylinder car.[10]

1913 October. Details of the new 20-30hp (4) model. Also have the 30-50hp (6) model.[11][12]

1914 July. Details of the 20-30hp chassis.[13]

1919 Armstrong Whitworth formed Armstrong Whitworth Development Co to acquire securities and carry on the work of ironfounders, engineers, manufacturers of implements, tools, brass founders, iron and steel converters and electrical engineers[14].

1919 Siddeley-Deasy was bought out by Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle upon Tyne; the motor, aircraft engine and aircraft business was amalgamated with the motor department of Armstrong Whitworth to become the Armstrong Whitworth Development Co[15]. The principal activities were the Armstrong Siddeley activities, especially Armstrong Siddeley Motors subsidiary, which continued producing automobiles until 1960.

A major success was the Jaguar air-cooled aircraft engine, which attracted much government business. Siddeley exploited this by arranging for airframes, including the Siskin 3A, to be designed around the engine.

1920 November. Exhibited at the Motor Car Show at Olympia with a car having six-cylinders and coachwork by Burlington Carriage Co[16]

1927 Armstrong Whitworth Development Co (chairman John Davenport Siddeley) was sold by Armstrong Whitworth including subsidiaries Armstrong Siddeley Motors and Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft; the name was changed to Armstrong Siddeley Development Co Ltd. Armstrong Whitworth would not use the company for any future development work.


  • 1907-08 28-36hp
  • 1908 30hp
  • 1908-10 40hp
  • 1909-11 18-22hp
  • 1909-11 25hp
  • 1910 12/4
  • 1911-12 15.9hp
  • 1911-13 17.9hp
  • 1911-13 22.5hp
  • 1911-13 25.5hp
  • 1911-12 15-12hp
  • 1912-15 17-25hp
  • 1912-13 10-50hp
  • 1913-13 25-30hp
  • 1913-15 30-50hp
  • 1914-15 20-30hp

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Armstrong Siddeley Motors by Bill West