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Airspeed
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Old wheels for you to identify

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Spotted this a couple of days ago.
You smart folks will know it.
I found only one badge which meant anything to me. I should have remembered the bonnet icon. :$
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Looks very like an Armstrong Siddeley. No idea which one.

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Certainly looks like the Armstrong Siddeley sphinx mascot on the bonnet. I'd guess at an Armstrong Siddeley Whitley from the early 50s?
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Both very close, Gentlemen :thumbsup:

I think it is in fact the Typhoon model.
This confirms 2 doors and same placement of indicators & air scoops.
From the AS Car Club pages:
https://www.armstrongsiddeley.org/models/typhoon/
....and rhis was the badge I referred to, it was at the bottom of the boot:
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I thought maybe it was a Mercedes Benz something or other. That Mercedes Benz logo above the bumper threw me. :hide:

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I think that is a stylized 'A' (for Armstrong maybe) rather than the tri-legged Merc logo.
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Tako_Kichi wrote:
09 Dec 2019, 15:21
I think that is a stylized 'A' (for Armstrong maybe) rather than the tri-legged Merc logo.
I'm not sure about that. I think it may be an Institute of Advanced Motorists' badge . The car is incredibly rare : whilst there are a few saloons around , this coupe is another matter. It just shows that cars last better in Oz !

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I just zoomed in on the photo and you could be correct in thinking it's the IAM logo. It certainly looks like that now.
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Ir's a car club badge; didn't read it on the day:
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