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Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane 18 cabriolet — 1946

Rare English discreet aristocrat from the forties in a beautiful original design.

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Rebecca R Bengtsson
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"Beautifully dignified and understated British representative in nice condition."

185 000SEK
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Peter Sundfeldt
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Rebecca R Bengtsson
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"Beautifully dignified and understated British representative in nice condition."


It was sold new in Sweden in 1946 to a major in the Air Force, a Frank Cerwell from Stockholm, and eventually ended up with the major on duty in Linköping and Norrköping for a few years. Cerwell took up employment in aviation as early as 1930, was an air attaché in London and Oslo during WW2, became a colonel in 1951 and continued a decorated career in the Air Force until 1963.
In July 1951, he trades the car in at Philipsson in Stockholm and then there is a surprising note that Svenska Aeroplan AB owns it for a year. So it could be that SAAB had it as a study, but it should most likely be that the aviation division had it as an executive car. The car's ownership history continues during the fifties and sixties in Gothenburg, Kinnared, Kulltorp, Värnamo, Lagan, Mjölby and Linköping, where the tracks end with Brandströmsa Bil AB's bankruptcy in the fall of 1963. In 1989, the car was registered in the new register by the current owner, who then probably bought it from a previous owner in Tvååker in Halland.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    84 246 km 
  • Kw / hp
    51 / 69 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    Starts easily and has a nice engine idle. 12-volt electrical system with positive ground. The brake system needs a comprehensive overhaul before the car is put into use.

  • Interior condition:

    Leather interior in beautiful complete and fine patinated original condition together with an equally beautiful wooden instrument panel. The car was gifted with a new carpet set in connection with the repaint in the eighties.

  • Exterior condition:

    Sometime in the eighties, the car was painted in the original colour and then also got a new convertible top. Deep, black with nice paint, but the rear fender has a little damage from something that probably fell on the car during storage.

  • General condition:

    Genuine and solid forties luxury car reincarnated after the war in a stylish forties suit, here in extra nice and user-friendly condition.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 1989-08-03 (Konvert)
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1989-08-03 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1989-08-03
Senast godkända besiktning: -
Besiktningsbefriad: Ja
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare:1

Facts about the model

Armstrong Siddeley var ett engelskt, aristokratiskt bilmärke under drygt 40 år, 1919 - 1960. Förutom biltillverkning var företaget känt för att tillverka högklassiga flygplansmotorer. Modellnamnet Hurricane har bilen fått efter det kända jaktflygplanet, tillverkat av de Havilland i vilken koncern även Armstrong Siddeley ingick. ?

Armstrong Siddeley köptes 1959 av Rolls-Royce, som redan ett år senare lade ner biltillverkningen. Flygmotorer tillverkas dock fortfarande, i samma fabrik, under namnet Rolls-Royce. ?Hurricane var den första engelska bilmodellen som presenterades efter kriget, nämligen redan den 11 maj 1945. Inte så konstigt att designen påminner om förkrigsmodellerna. Produktionen kom igång i november 1945 och löpte till maj 1953. Totalt tillverkades 2606 st. Produktionstakt runt 1 bil per dag. ?Det var få (entusiaster) förunnat att kunna köpa en Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane när det begav sig. Bilen var dyr. Listpris i Sverige var 20 400 kr vilket motsvarade exempelvis ca 2 1/2 gånger priset för de då populära amerikanska bilarna. ?

Bilen har en X-ram med karosstomme av ask. Huvar och dörrar är av aluminium. Inget större bekymmer med rost. Motorn är en sexcylindrig, 2-liters toppventilsmotor på 70 hk, har hydrauliska ventillyftare och är speciellt balanserad vilket gör att den går mycket tyst och jämnt.? 4-växlad manuell låda, 3:an och 4:an synkroniserade.?

Vikt: Tjänstevikt 1490 kg?

Prestanda: Toppfart 130 km/h, behaglig marschfart 65 - 70 km/tim.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Sandared

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Classic Car Depot
Shaun Major
+46 709 724007

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2023-02-02.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

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