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 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.
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.
Thought to be one of only four such Alvis cars to remain, one of which is in the USA and another in Sweden, this Charlesworth-bodied Saloon is finished in Burgundy over Black and trimmed in Burgundy leather. Delivered new to its first owner in Newmarket during September/October 1936, it was subsequently acquired by a Mr L Camidge in 1965, Mr Tim Dale in 1980, Mr Mike Cummins in 1998, and Mr Brian Garratt in 2003. `DGY 755' was treated to a thorough `chassis up' restoration by an enthusiast during the 1980s, which included a complete refurbishment of the interior. The Alvis has driven less than 1,500 miles since the work was completed and the vendor grades the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, four-speed all-synchromesh manual gearbox and 2.7 litre engine as all being in `good' order.
Alvis Car and Engineering Company Ltd. was a manufacturer based in Coventry from 1919 through to 1967. In addition to motorcars designed for the civilian market, the company also produced racing cars, aircraft engines, armoured cars and other armoured vehicles. After becoming a subsidiary of Rover in 1965, car manufacturing ceased although armoured vehicle manufacturing continued. Alvis then became part of British Leyland and, in 1982, was sold to United Scientific Holdings which renamed itself to Alvis plc. Geoffrey de Freville (1883-1965) designed the first Alvis engine and is also responsible for the company name. The origin of the name Alvis has been the subject of a great deal of speculation over the years. Some have suggested that de Freville proposed the name Alvis as a combination of the words 'aluminium' and 'vis' (meaning 'strength' in Latin). De Freville however vigorously rejected all of these theories. In 1921, he specifically stated that the name had no meaning whatsoever and was chosen simply because it could be easily pronounced in any language. The 12/70 Alvis offered here is a truly magnificent example, the quality of which is rarely seen, let alone offered for sa
Lowered price from €72.500 -> €62.500 In the 1930’s “Carosserie Graber“ became World famous for beautiful convertible and coupé body designs and for perfect craftsmanship. Until his death in 1970 Hermann Graber designed and built over 800 Coachworks on chassis from Alvis, Aston-Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Duesenberg, Lagonda, Packard, Rolls-Royce, Rover and others. The Graber bodied model (TC. 108/G) came as something of a surprise to those in the Alvis community when it was first shown at the Paris show of 1955. At that time the future of Alvis cars was a matter of considerable speculation. Few were aware that “Carosserie Hermann Graber“ had been building bodies to special order on the 3 litre chassis for sale to clients on the continent since 1951. This bespoke model was hailed as one of the most beautiful in existence and arrangements were quickly made for the new Graber designed bodies to be built by renowned Loughborough coach-builders, 'Willowbrook'. The car we have for sale here was the first car to be delivered to a UK customer after it was ordered by a Mr Shulman at the 1955 Motor Show. The car was in fact a present for Mr Shulman's wife after she fell in love with the beaut
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
- Potentially rewarding restoration project - First registered in March 1932 and supplied by Turney & Company based in Sunderland - In current ownership since 1972, previous owner Eric B Terry from the 1950s
Alvis Car and Engineering Company Ltd. was a manufacturer that originally existed in Coventry from 1919 through to 1967. In addition to cars designed for the civilian market, the company also produced racing cars, aircraft engines, armoured cars and other military vehicles, the latter continuing long after civilian car production ceased. In 1922, George Thomas Smith-Clarke left his job as assistant works manager at Daimler and joined Alvis as chief engineer and works manager. Smith-Clarke was accompanied by William Dunn who left his job as a draughtsman, also at Daimler, to become Chief Draughtsman at Alvis. This partnership lasted for nearly 28 years and was responsible for producing some of the most successful cars in the company's history. Smith-Clarke left in 1950 and Dunn assumed Smith-Clarke's position as Chief Engineer remaining in that position until 1959. As with many upmarket engineering companies of the time, Alvis did not produce their own coachwork, relying instead on coachbuilders in the Midlands area such as Carbodies, Charlesworth, Gurney Nutting, Hooper, Tickford and Vanden Plas. After leaving the factory in 1935, this Alvis found her way to East Africa where she w
Just 106 TF21 models were ever built and 80 were saloon cars. The TF was the very last Alvis model built and this example was supplied new in Beige P.509 (light metallic Gold) with Beige leather, Cream headlining and Beige carpets. The Alvis was built by the 26th September 1966 and supplied new by Sheffield based Ernest Hatfield Limited. This car was delivered to a Sheffield based Steel company, George H Cook Limited and since the 1970's has been owned by several Alvis owners club members. Today the Alvis is offered onto the market in its original colour combination, presenting beautifully and in mechanically excellent condition.
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
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 with an MoT to March 2017.
Sold new to Lieut. Cmmdr. E.P.H. Pinckney serving on board HMS Berwick, who was sadly killed during WWII. Cecil Andrew then owned the car until 1948 when he emigrated to Bermuda. In the history file there is a photograph of his son with the car circa 1945. The car went to the USA in the mid 1960's when Paul Wilde was trying to find a suitable car to tempt Raymond Suerth to part with a disassembled Mercedes 500K. The plan obviously worked as Mr. Suerth kept the Alvis for the next 25 years! During this period a restoration was started but the the restoration company went out of business and he kept the car in pieces for several years before trading it with Jerry Bradley in 1990. Mr. Bradley worked steadily on the car until his untimely death and the last owner, an Alvis enthusiast and active CCCA member, acquired it from his widow in 1992, completing the restoration over the next two years. Shown regularly over the ensuing years the car remains in excellent condition throughout. Only 39 Speed 25's were bodied by Cross & Ellis in this elegant style with the very low hood line, folding screen and the convenience of 4 doors.
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