The Armstrong Siddeley Car Club

The Armstrong Siddeley Short 17

Production period1935 to 1939
Number of cars produced4,260
Engine6 cylinder, 2394cc, 17HP
Body stylesSports Foursome
4-light Saloon
6-light Saloon
The Short 17 was produced between 1935 and 1939, with a total production of 4,260 vehicles (which includes the Long 17).

By the mid 1930’s the side valve motors had been developed as far as possible and in the search for performance, an overhead valve 17HP model was produced to replace the 15HP.

The motor had a bore/stroke of 67mm / 114mm giving an engine capacity of 2,394cc producing a quoted power of 60bhp at 3,300rpm giving a maximum speed of 73mph (Motor). Drive was via an open propeller shaft and a separately mounted gearbox. Petrol consumption was 19mpg. Initially, the gear change pedal was used as a clutch with a centrifugal clutch becoming available in 1937. Radius arms were used to relieve the front springs of braking stresses.

In line with current practice, box section side rails were used for the chassis to increase stiffness. The Short 17 had a wheelbase of 9’ 3”.
The Armstrong Siddeley Car Club
Armstrong Siddeley Car Club The Court House 325 High Street Learmonth VIC 3352
Phone Cameron Wright, President, 0408 595 461
ACN 001 059 212
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