--Green with Black seats, 2.8 liter I6, 4-speed manual gearbox, #15884. This 12/70 Special left the factory on May 15, 1940 as a Saloon. Approximately 15 years ago, this Alvis was restored and converted to its current special 2-seater sports body. The chassis was left unmodified and not shortened, the rear axle was converted to be able enjoy sustained cruising speeds when traveling from country to country and of course the German Autobahn where it has been a regular for the past years. The steering is original 12/70 and the brakes have been converted to hydraulic. The Engine is a Speed 20 2.7 liter that has been bored to 2.8 liter during its restoration. This 12/70 has complete history through the Alvis registrar and comes with documentation from the previous owner stating his purchase of this 12/70 over twenty years ago, subsequent restoration/conversion as well as a letter from the previous owner confirming his use and many years of “Happy Motoring.” This 12/70 Special had most recently and prior to our purchase had been collector owned in Germany and used for several prewar races in Germany, hill climbs and various vintage tours in the past few years. It accumulated approximatel
A well sorted sporting special with potential for competition. Fast road performance. Spare engine and supercharger to go with car. Recent engine and chassis work. Built up as a special in the 1980's. A write-up of the build is available, written by Chris Coote, the owner and builder at the time.