Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane
|Manufacturer||Armstrong Siddeley Motors|
|Body style||four seat drophead coupé|
|Engine||1991 or 2309 cc Straight-6|
|Wheelbase||115 in (2,921 mm) |
|Length||188 in (4,775 mm) |
|Width||68 in (1,727 mm) |
|Height||61 in (1,549 mm)|
|Related||Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster
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The Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane was a two door, four seat drophead coupé automobile made by the British company of Armstrong Siddeley. It was made from 1946 to 1953 and based on the 1945 Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster.
The chassis featured independent front suspension using torsion bars and a live rear axle with leaf springs. A Girling hydro-mechanical braking system was fitted, with the front drums hydraulically operated while those at the rear used rod and cable.
Early models of the Hurricane were was fitted with a 70 bhp 1991 cc six cylinder, overhead valve engine, carried over from the pre-war 16 hp model but from 1949 this was enlarged to a 75 bhp 2309 cc by increasing the cylinder bore from 65 to 70 mm. There was a choice of four speed synchromesh or pre-selector gearbox.
The four seat, two door body was made of steel and aluminium panel fitted over a wood and aluminium frame. The doors were rear hinged, an arrangement that got the name of suicide doors. Changes during the model life were minimal: however, the bonnet line was slightly lowered for 1948 when the car also acquired stoneguards on the leading edges of its rear wings.
At launch, the car cost £1151 on the UK market.
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