POA Originally registered as AUG 11 on the 8th December 1934, this unique Alvis Speed 20 SC Drop Head Coupe with matching numbers and original coachwork, was according to the factory record, ordered in chassis form by Bambers of Leeds, to their order it was bodied as a 3 position Drop Head Coupe by John Charles Limited of Middlesex to the design of Brainsbury Woollard, it is worth noting the overriders monogrammed BW and coach maker’s commission plate on the boot sill. Its early history is being researched, however by 1962 the second owner was Mr Sidney Richard Cain of Henley on Thames, who owned the car until 1982 when it purchased by Raymond R Sargeant also Henley on Thames. Around this time the registration was changed to FAS 40 During Ray Sargeant’s ownership the car underwent a complete chassis up restoration with new framework and panelling where appropriate. The worked was completed by Rob Green of Gloria Coachworks. Sold via Sotheby’s in 1984 to Mr Daouk of Richmond Surrey, following whom the Alvis was owned by Mr John Harris of Okehampton. During Mr Harris’s ownership the Speed Twenty underwent a cosmetic refresh which included a bare metal respray, and in recent years an
A very nice example with good history, the first lady owner dealt in diamonds and took many trips to Holland in this car. 3 owners from new, 67000 miles. Well maintained and serviced. Re-sprayed 2001. 4-speed manual, power steering, wire wheels. Original interior. Full history.
With much history, this 12/50 started life as a fabric saloon and was restored and re-bodied in the early 1980s to its present narrow 4 seat tourer configuration, similar to Cross & Ellis. The car has the performance one would expect from the 12/50 model and has over the years, seen much use in all sorts of events and competition. Sound and mechanically good, ready to drive anywhere.
Very sound restored motorcar with lots of history. Goes well, with good turn of speed. Pre-select gearbox. Ideal for all weather.
This handsome sporting saloon, won a silver cup at the Olympia Coach Works Exhibition in 1933/34. The only Speed 20 body built by Mayfair to this design in 32, a similar body was, at the same time fitted to a Bentley. The first owner owned the car until 1952, the last owner bought her in 1968. Full history including continuation log book issued in 1946. The car has been off the road for some years, but is now on the button and runs superbly. P 100s as supplied by Alvis after first owner complained to Alvis that the P 80s fitted were useless at speed. Much used for competition and rallying including a Measham. A superb VSCC car.
A very nice and tidy Alvis 12/50, with typical 12/50 sporty performance. Original registration, supplied new in Scotland. Nice history. Rebuilt engine. All parts straight of the shelf. Ready for rallies, trials and the VSCC.
This very usable example of the later Alvis TD21 has the manual 4-speed gearbox, wire wheels and the lusty 3 litre, 6 cylinder Alvis engine. Cruising happily in the 70 mph bracket. Nice original interior with XJS front seats, seat belts and rear lap straps, (original front seats supplied with car, but needing refurbishment). Paint good and bodywork sound, but not perfect. Mechanically excellent. No power steering. A nice usable motor car. Lots of history and many bills.
This is a truly wonderful find and quite simply could be unrepeatable in terms of its provenance and rarity combined. The car was once owned by the late Roland Simmonds, the former Managing Director of Alvis specialists Red Triangle and leading historic rally competitor. What is even more rare is the fact this this car is a Series 1.5 TD21, built one month before the Series II was released but leaving the factory with the Series II body with modified front end. This explains why the car has the appearance of a Series II with Series I features such as rear brake drums. Further interest is the car was also owned by a former Alvis Owners Club Director and archivist. This special car even has interesting mileage history making it truly unique. First registered on the 14th March 1962 and left the factory in Metallic Grey P.500 with wire wheels and was registered with the desirable registration mark of 1626 UK. In 1974 the Alvis was sold to a Mr Hull of Ford dealership John D Hull in Spennymoor, County Durham. The car was purchased with a recorded mileage of 15000 when just twelve years old. MOT’s from 1974 show very low annual use, taking the recorded mileage today to 26,000. The car wa
The last of the 1930's style fast tourers, this one could reach 100 mph. It is correctly adorned with bonnet scoops, wire wheels and acres of wood and leather inside. It is in excellent condition all round.
I think it fair to say that Alvis Speed 20s must be counted amongst the best of English sporting cars made in the 1930s. Their powerful six cylinder engines were set deep in the chassis allowing low bonnet lines which gave these cars a more elegant outline than many of their more perpendicular competitors. As well as having very good six cylinder engines which were usually fed by three SU carburettors, from 1934 onwards the Speed models came with independent front suspension and very easy to use all-synchromesh gearboxes which gave them handling and driveability which was far ahead of most of their more traditionally designed contemporaries. They were all supplied in chassis form to be bodied by high quality coachbuilders such as Charlesworth, Cross and Ellis and Vanden Plas so they also had looks to match their performance and this particular 2.76 litre Speed 20 SC with its close-coupled Charlesworth four door four seat saloon body would have been regarded as a very special car to own in 1930s England. Its coachwork appears to be very sound and has clearly been professionally repainted in the recent past and the interior is delightfully original with the sort of patina you can onl
This elegant Alvis 3 ½ Litre was delivered as chassis number 13126 with engine number 13576 on 8 th January 1936 to Follett of London . It was bodied by the Mayfair Carriage Company of Edgware Road, London with the sedanca coupe coachwork it carries to this day. It was first owned by Captain the Honourable Henry Rogers Broughton (who later became Lord Fairhaven) and we have log books dating back to 1946 when Captain Broughton still owned the car. These, along with letters from various owners including Lord Fairhaven’s son, tell us the names of every owner from 1936 right up to the present day. As far as I can see, although the car has been maintained it has never been restored which is a great credit to Alvis and Mayfair as it is in really lovely lightly patinated condition. If I am right about it being largely untouched then it must be one of the most original cars of its era you are likely to come across. The bodywork is very sound and rattle free and is remarkably free of signs of ageing. The quality of the exterior paint finish, allowing for reasonable wear here and there, is really nice with a deep black shine. The interior trim and upholstery are in very good condition consid