Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 236
From 1955 to 1958
|Production||1955–1957 603 made|
|Body style||FR layout 4-door saloon|
|Engine||2,310 cc Straight-6|
|Transmission||Manumatic or Manual either with optional overdrive|
|Wheelbase||111 inches (2,819 mm)|
|Length||180 inches (4,572 mm)|
|Width||68.5 inches (1,734 mm)|
The 236 was made between 1955 and 1957 and used the six-cylinder 2,310 cc engine previously seen in the Armstrong Siddeley Whitley. A conventional manual gearbox was available but many were fitted with a Lockheed Manumatic "clutchless" transmission. Overdrive was an option on either transmission.
This car with an 85 mph maximum was intended to be a quiet, flexible, easy-to-drive saloon.
603 were produced.
|Manufacturer||Armstrong Siddeley Motors Limited|
|Displacement||2,310 cubic centimetres (141 cu in)|
|Cylinder bore||70 mm (2.8 in)|
|Piston stroke||100 mm (3.9 in)|
|Fuel system||Single downdraught Stromberg carburetter|
|Power output||85 bhp (63 kW; 86 PS)@4500 rpm|