1933 ‘SID’ RACED BY THE MAYOR OF LONDON
One of the very special pre-war cars of the Dutch Vintage Sports Car Club at Classic GP Assen is a 1933 Armstrong Siddeley Burlington Sports Special. First owner Sir George Aylwen, after WOII Lord Mayor of London, drove the 1934 RAC Rally with the car – only six months after he bought it new.
Armstrong Siddeley was a British engineering group that operated during the first half of the 20th century. It was formed in 1919 and is best known for the production of luxury vehicles and aircraft engines. Its last model was the Star Saphire produced from 1958 to 1960.
This 1933 car has the original chassis, 3190 cc straight six engine and Wilson preselector gearbox. The body originally was a saloon but transferred into the Le Mans/Brooklands style Sports Special by previous owner Andrew Snell in Britain.
That ‘SID’, as the car is nicknamed, still is capable of great journeys, was proven by joining the 2019 Gran Premio Nuvolari in Italy. A thousand miles in three days… SID is co-owned by Gert van de Klashorst and Frits Campagne, of whom the latter will race a 1965 Ford Anglia in the ETC1300 class at Classic GP Assen as well.