Originally posted on Ornament Studio:
The Star Sapphire was a large automobile produced by Armstrong Siddeley Motors Limited of Coventry, England. It was one in a line of five luxury cars produced between 1952 and 1960. The Star Sapphire itself was produced between 1958 and 1960.
All Sapphire cars featured a Sphinx ornament at the end of the hood. The classy looking car impressed and won the 1958 Earls Court Motor Show ahead of a Jaguar Mark IX. Price tag: £2,646. That’s around 5,300 US dollars today.
In a word, it was a gem. Indeed, it is said that it was in a league of its own, offering a surprisingly smooth 100mph performance. Driving it was pure pleasure. It was a classy jewel of a car and it got noticed.
A friend stopped in to see Silvio recently and bring a gift: a star sapphire. The gem, of course, which to Silvio is just as…
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