- In current ownership since 1972, previous owner Eric B Terry from the 1950's - Original dealer Turney & Company based in Sunderland - Registered March 1932, Cross and Ellis body, virtually complete restoration project
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.
The Alvis Speed 20 SA is a very special motor car being the very first Speed model produced by Alvis. The SA was manufactured with the exceptionally smooth and powerful 2.5 litre straight six engine with triple carburettor set up and Alvis beam axle suspension providing fabulous road holding for a vehicle of this period. A new low chassis was used by Alvis where the side rails go over the front and rear axles and a centralised lubrication system was fitted allowing oil to flow through to the suspension. The suspension choice was half-elliptic leaf springs and self-servo mechanically operated brakes with 14 inch drums were used all round;and a four speed manual gearbox was twinned with the 2.5 litre engine. The Speed 20 was offered with a variety of coachwork options. Standard bodies were four door sports saloon by Charlesworth and a four seater sports coupe or tourer by Cross & Ellis but some cars were supplied in chassis form and had bodies such as Vanden Plas, as this example does. Only 30 Vanden Plas bodied examples are said to exist making this early Speed 20 type a very rare and sought after motor car. GY 3986 is a beautifully presented example that has had in the region of £4
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.
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.
ALVIS SPEED 20 SB TOURER VANDEN PLAS In 1919 the company T. G. John & Co. Ltd. was founded and produced mainly stationary engines, carburetor bodies and bumper cars. Later the engineer Geoffrey de Freville proposed to company founder T.-G. John, plans for the construction of a four-cylinder engine. This first model, was used in the 10/30 model motorcar and proved a big success for the company. This is also the first car to receive the badge with the ALVIS nameplate, the name ALVIS was forever more associated with high class motorcars. In 1921 the company was renamed "ALVIS Car and Engineering Company Ltd." and the rest is history. The Alvis Speed 20 SB model was launched at the 1933 London Motor Show with a slightly longer chassis and upgraded single transverse leaf springs. The steering was upgraded following the Alvis race cars and the four speed gearbox became more silent with synchromesh in all gears. Together with all the latest upgrades and sufficient horsepower to push the car from 0-60MPH in 15 seconds made this Speed 20 one of the best and refined sports cars of the era. The car we can offer you is one of these fine examples of the Speed 20 series. Kept in very nice driving condition, with very special, rare and absolutely original Vanden Plas coachwork, this Alvis will bring you back to those Alvis glory days. This four seater Tourer will bring you all over Europe and beyond. Those four seats of this fine automobile is big enough to fit your family for a nice trip and large enough boot to take luggage on your next long rally. This car has a freshly rebuilt engine by specialists Earley Engineering and full invoices for much work over the past years, It still retains it’s original British registration number and original Log book. A lovely car at a very reasonable price. Be quick before someone else runs off with it. http://www.historic-competitionservices.eu/nl/alvis-speed-20-sb-tourer
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
After over 25 years of ownership by its last owner this stunningly beautiful Speed 25 SC is on the market. Restored by Hightone Restorations in the mid 1990s, with engine rebuild. The car spent many years in Greece until the owner moved to Germany where the car was registered for every day use. An interesting history, having left the Alvis works and bodied as a Charlesworth saloon, it sustained serious damage, possibly by enemy action, during the war. In the late 40s the car was taken back to "The Alvis", where it was rebodied with Vdp coachwork. This Vdp body had been taken off a Speed 20 and was apparently, lying around the factory. Driven to me from Hamburg. When the next owner is found, the car will be registered with its original number, as seen in the photographs.
A low-mileage and pretty original TA which is a pleasure to drive. 2 Owners. Refurbished in the 80’s and hardly used.
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.
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.
Very sound restored motorcar with lots of history. Goes well, with good turn of speed. Pre-select gearbox. Ideal for all weather.
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