Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: Armstrong Siddeley Station Coupe – The Armsimino

Peter Wilding has really scored a coup with this Armstrong Siddeley Station Coupe. I assumed incorrectly that this body style, which seems so unlikely on a luxury brand chassis, was built or modified in Australia. Not so; although some 60% of the total of 1,022 of these built did end up there. Apparently even well-to-do Aussies wanted a utility coupe (“ute”).

Roger Carr has covered the A-S Whitley sedan here before, so I’m not going to replicate that effort except to tell you these were built between 1949 and 1952, and had a 2309cc six cylinder engine making 75 hp. Which was pretty good, for the times, in the UK.

Not exactly a very big bed, but then that was the case with most of these early utes. But it’s got a mighty long hood up front to more than make up for it.