HTY 650 – The Count
The Count is a Mark 2, automatic version of the Sapphire 346 and was first registered in January 1955. He is a 6 light model (with three windows on each side) which we think is the prettiest version, affording greater visibility for the passengers and anyone trying to photograph them; ideal for weddings.
The majority of Sapphires were produced in two tone colour schemes which perfectly accentuate their beautiful flowing lines. The Count no longer wears his original colour combination but benefits from a rich Ruby Red top over Ivory which perfectly complements his Ivory leather interior.
The Count’s early history prior to 1974 is not currently known to us. However, since that time he has belonged to various members of the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club. He was the subject of restoration work between 2008 and 2010 when the colour was changed and the Ivory leather interior installed. In 2011 The Count was sold and moved to Romania, to an area just 100 miles from Transylvania (hence the name for the car). The Count was used for weddings in Romania until 2015 when he returned to this country.