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1950-1955 ALVIS TA21/TC21 specifications


The cabin was carried over from the TA14, but rounded wings with rear wheel covers and faired-in headlamps added a hint of modernity. Brakes are now hydraulic and there’s independent coil-sprung front suspension, but the big change is under the bonnet. Alvis’s all-new 3.0-litre engine – with twin carbs on all but the first few – is tough and torquey as well as smooth and quiet. By the time the TA evolved into the TC21/100 ’Grey Lady’ in 1953, with wire wheels and hidden hinges, higher compression meant 100bhp… and just about 100mph.

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Production

  • Production:
    2074
  • Price at launch:
    £1,598
  • Price (excellent)
    £25,000
  • Price (good):
    £20,000
  • Price (average):
    £12,000
  • Price (project):
    £7,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    16.5secs
  • Top speed:
    86.0mph
  • Power:
    90.0bhp
  • Torque:
    147.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    18.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4626mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2832mm
  • Width:
    1676mm
  • Height:
    1588mm
  • Weight:
    1518kgs

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