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  • RefCode: TA1155872
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: 12/60
  • Derivative: TL 4-light
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,932
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Black
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

Alvis 12/60 TL 4-light saloon

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  • RefCode: TA1139911
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: 12/50
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,925
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

Alvis 12/50 SC 4-seat tourer

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  • RefCode: TA1151961
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: SPEED 20
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,932
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Grey
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

1932 Alvis Speed 20 SA Four Seat Tourer by Cross & Ellis One of the most sought after and highly regarded British motor cars from the immediate post vintage period is the Alvis Speed 20. Making its debut late in 1931, the Speed 20 was powered by a much-modified version of the engine from the previous Silver Eagle models. In this guise the engine developed 87 bhp breathing through 3 SU HV4 carburettors. As had become established Alvis practice, the engine sat on flexible rubber mountings to ensure smoothness, whilst the chassis was a double drop type and a centralised lubrication system was included in the comprehensive specification. A variety of coachwork styles were offered including a 4-door sports saloon by Charlesworth and a sleek 4 door tourer crafted by Cross & Ellis. The motor car we offer for sale here is of 1932 manufacture with Cross & Ellis Tourer coachwork. Having been restored to an extremely high standard several years ago, the car achieved Concours awards twice in the USA during the 1990s as well additional awards in more recent times awarded in the UK. Carefully maintained and proven by some 8,000 reliable touring miles in the current ownership both at home and on the Continent this motor car as the advantage of being fitted with the SB fully synchromesh gearbox which makes for effortless gear changing and enhances the driving experience. A particularly welcome and desirable feature of this motor car is the spacious luggage boot this having been added by Cross & Ellis during the 1930s to enable long distance comfortable touring with dry enclosed luggage rather than, what was the norm, of suitcases being carried outside on a rack exposed to the elements. The handsome lines of this car are highlighted by the most attractive duo tone grey paintwork with superb red leather interior trim. A substantial history of the car carefully researched by the current owner is presented and includes photographs of the car in the 1930s, together with a vast quantity of invoices attesting to a no expense spared maintenance history. The car was reunited with its original registration number has its build sheet. Also included are rare and original instruction books along with useful notes for the new custodian. The weather equipment is all in excellent order and fits snugly. The car also comes with two additional reclining seats finished in red leather as an alternative fitment should they be required for comfort during longer journeys. The car also benefits from all the modern essentials of life such as flashing indicators, satnav power point, all fitted with a modern fuse box and discretely hidden. In summary, this is an extremely good example of this desirable Alvis. For more information and to arrange an appointment to view this car please call us on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945. Additional photographs will be added when this Alvis arrives with us.

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  • RefCode: TA1149465
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: TD21
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,952
  • Mileage (Miles): 83,000
  • Mileage (KM): 133,575
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: LHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A

Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1958 Alvis TD21 Coachwork by Graber LHD For Sale. Registration no: TBC Chassis no: 25971 Graber commission no: 722 Mileage: 83,000 Price: 90,000.00 The first production Alvis to be styled by Swiss carrossier Graber appeared at the Paris Motor Show in October 1955. Based on the existing TC21 'Grey Lady' chassis, the newcomer brought a much-needed injection of Continental style and modernity to the Coventry manufacturer's range. Lighter, stiffer and with a much smaller frontal area than the traditionally styled Grey Lady, the Graber Alvis enjoyed much improved handling and a higher maximum speed in excess of 100mph. The first Graber-styled model - the TC108G - was built by coachbuilders Willowbrook, before production switched to Rolls-Royce's in-house coachbuilder Park Ward on the introduction of the restyled TD21 for 1959. The TD21 retained Alvis's torquey, 3.0-litre, overhead-valve six, which in up-rated form now came with 120bhp courtesy of a redesigned cylinder head. Inside, there were improvements to the accommodation, with increased headroom and legroom, especially in the rear. Lockheed servo-assisted disc brakes were an option, becoming standardised for 1960. The Motor magazine summed up the TD21 thus: 'As a perfectly serviceable everyday car with extra "chic", extra performance, and high standards of comfort and safety, its appeal to a select but important clientele should be strong.' Although Park Ward was entrusted with the production models, this left-hand drive example has coachwork by Hermann Graber, who continued to offer his own versions on the TD21 chassis. The TD21 is offered in excellent condition having received an extensive restoration from marque experts Earely Engeneering. The Graber bodylines are truly mesmerising and complimented by the Ice green paintwork, which also flows through the interior. The interior is also finished to a high standard with fluted leather to the seats, and a quilted transmission tunnel. A beautiful wooden Nardi steering wheel has been fitted, the original also comes with the car. To drive she is beautiful, the 3.0 litre engine has been well maintained and is strong with plenty of torque. The power all runs through the 5 speed Getrag gearbox which is incredibly smooth, before you know it you are in top gear and cruising along comfortably. The current Dutch owner has used her for several tours. A subtle EZ power steering system has been fitted for ease and wire wheels for aesthetics. In our showroom and ready for viewing. A large gallery of high-resolution pictures may be viewed on our website. Office 01375 379719 Richard Biddulph 07967 260673 Christoff Cowens 07772188037 We accept Credit/Debit Cards. Part Exchange welcome. Weekend & evening viewings OK. Viewings by appointment : Prestige House. 9 Globe Industrial Estate, Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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  • RefCode: TA1139910
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: 12/50
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,927
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Red
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

Alvis 12/50 TG Sports Saloon

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  • RefCode: TA1153131
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: SPEED 20
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,936
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Blue
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A

This wonderful Alvis Speed 20 4.3 litre carries the distinction of being the best driving, most thoroughly enjoyable 1930's tourer we've had in the 27 year history of the company. DMX 829 also has a particularly interesting history and has been subject of a complete rebuild using an authentic original Vanden Plas body. Nick Szkiler, our founder came back from the appraisal and test drive of this car stating, 'It's glorious and I've not driven anything like it'. The fact that it is an ex-Albert Sparrowhawk Alvis rather explains it. Back in the day, you bought a new chassis from a quality manufacturer like Alvis and clothed it with your chosen body from a number of contemporary coachbuilders, Cross and Ellis, Charlesworth and Vanden Plas for example. Almost twenty years ago, this car was rebuilt by a gifted enthusiast who really knew these cars. The chassis was originally built as a Speed 20 Charlesworth saloon in 1936. By 1965 it was in quite rough condition and was offered for sale in the AlvisOwners Club at 90. By the late 1990's the car was a rolling chassis and restoration commenced using a genuine Vanden Plas Tourer body, originally fitted to a Derby Bentley. The body is from one of five tourers built of the type, this one being documented as from RC44. The car was fitted with the more potent engine from a 4.3 litre SB Charlesworth saloon. The builder, Albert Sparrowhawk is well known in Alvis Circles as a spirited racing driver and builder. He owned the Bentley from which this body came, only buying the body back after the new owner removed it to fit a replica Bentley Le Mans tourer. Sparrowhawk had some success in motor racing:; April 1994 VSCC Silverstone:; Richard Pilkington was hopeful of repeating last year's success in the Fox & Nicholl Trophy with the Totnes Motor Museum's 1938 Talbot, but he disappeared from second place after one lap when a drive coupling sheared. That left Albert Sparrowhawk (Alvis) with the early lead from Bob Gilbert's Bentley. Arriving late on the grid,Rodney Felton was forced to start his Alfa Monza from the back but by the end of lap one he was up to 10th, and four laps later had demoted Sparrowhawk to second. The earlier Sparrowhawk Alvis, driven by David Heimann, displaced Gilbert to take third after half-distance and closed up to challenge for second, but a spirited defence by Sparrowhawk managed to retain the place to the finish. Here he is again in May 1996:; Siverstone - Vintage allcomers race. Bob Burrell led the first half of the Fox and Nicholl Trophy Race with his familiar 8-litre Bentley-Royce, closely shadowed by Julian Bronson's Riley 'Blue Streak' Special, but a quick spin by the Bentley allowed the Riley to seize the advantage; Burrell was almost caught by the scrapping pair of Albert Sparrowhawk (Alvis) and Bob Gilbert (Bentley), Burrell and Gilbert being so engrossed in their business that they battled on for two more laps after the fall of the flag! (extracts courtesy of Motorsport magazine); The engine was meticulouslyrebuilt using high compression pistons, and the best bearings available. Once assembled it was set up by Sparrowhawk - a man who really knew how to tune them. Eighteen years and some 5,000 smiles later, the car is a gem, thoroughly sorted and truly outstanding to drive. With its very robust early synchromesh four speed gearbox, the car is a joy to drive enthusiastically. Whilst not impossible to criticise cosmetically, we know we are never likely to surpass DMX 829 as the most exhilarating, taut and lively pre-war tourer imaginable. Paintwork has aged well; the alloy bodywork is still top class and the leather upholstery, hood and weather gear now have a nicely aged patina. The engine bay presents superbly. We thought carefully about price and Nick's comment was 'If I owned this, I'd never want to part with it'. Fortunately for someone it is now on the market - though we doubt it will be for long. It's the sort of car you'd see be thrilled to see (and hear) on the Flying Scotsman Rally. DMX 829comes with VSCC Eligibility document, 'buff' logbook, dating back to 1961, MOT certificates since rebuild completion in 2000 and a comprehensive file of paperwork. Price: 124,995

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  • RefCode: TA1139915
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: TC21
  • Category: Saloon
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Blue
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

Alvis TC21/100 Saloon

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  • RefCode: TA1157652
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: 12/50
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,931
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A

The 12/50 is a significant model in Alvis history for many reasons. It was the car that really marked the arrival of Alvis as a serious and successful car maker and set the standard for the remainder of the company's car production. Alvis took the basic side valve design and converted it to pushrod overhead valves in 1923 and all subsequent production Alvis cars had overhead valves. It was immediately apparent that this was a quite exceptional 1500cc sports car and, with minor changes, it was reborn as the immortal 12/50; the very quintessence of the vintage sports car. The 12/50 was produced over a long period but discontinued in 1929 when the firm pinned its faith on the front-wheel drive models. When these failed to win wide acceptance, the 12/50 was hastily re-introduced and is believed to have saved the firm. The Alvis 12/50 is notably regarded as one of the definitive vintage cars with a perfect balance of power, road holding and braking. The model is well reported of having real durabilityand reliability, contributing factors being the ultra strong chassis and impressive mechanical design. The 12/50 model was in production for ten years and we believe 3616 were built with less than 500 survivors known by the Alvis Club. VE 5158 was first registered on the 13th May 1931 and from an original brown 'buff' logbook we can confirm this well travelled four seat tourer spent the 1950's and early 1960's in Hertfordshire, from 1963 to 1970 in Edinburgh, 1970-1972 in Lincoln, 1972 - 1974 in Newcastle, late 1970's in the North West then Derbyshire and from 1984 the Alvis spent 26 years in Berkshire before selling to the most recent owner in Bromsgrove in 2010. The Alvis comes with an exceptional history file with restoration invoices dating back to the 1970's and MOT certificates dating back to 1983 indicate the Alvis has covered 9000 miles in the past 35 years and has been kept roadworthy and on the road throughout this period. Fascinating letters, correspondence and restoration paperwork gointo great detail and in a letter dated 22nd January 1974 we learn the Alvis was owned by the secretary of the VSCC in Scotland during the 1960's. We also learn the Alvis was used for some hillclimb events in the 1960's before becoming an every day car for one of its Scottish owners in the late 1960's. It was often driven from Edinburgh to Ayr over the Lanarkshire Moors and used for touring holidays. The owner then moved to Lincoln and in 1972 and the Alvis the owner treated the car to some major work to include an engine rebuild to include re-metalling all main and big end bearings, the clutch was re-lined and the dynamo was overhauled. Invoices and related paperwork tell us the Alvis was subject of more restoration work during the late 1980's and its long term owner continued to spend money on the car right throughout his ownership of almost 30 years. Major work during the 1990's included stripping and repairing the gearbox, major work to the exhaust manifold, re-conditioning of the clutch,replacing water pipes, engine and gearbox mountings, carrying out rocker shaft modifications, new exhaust sections, overhauling brakes, replacing springs and spring bushes, replacing the rear cross shaft, stripping and rebuilding the steering box, renewing floor boards, new side-screens and hood, re-trimming the interior, restoring the headlamps, carrying out paintwork and carrying out various re-wiring work. Over the past eight years the most recent owner has also maintained the Alvis very well, and invoices detail work to include new distributor, drive gears, replacing carburettor components, new cylinder head gasket and inlet and exhaust gaskets and regular servicing. VE 5158 has had two owners in 35 years, has covered 9000 miles in this time and has been thoroughly enjoyed and proven a true pleasure to own. This Alvis 12/50 TJ Tourer presents very well with its beautiful four seat tourer body. The metal work is in excellent order and the 1990's bright paint finish has a lovely aged finish butdoes have evidence of micro-blistering. The car has the look of a very genuine, honest and correct, nicely aged car but paintwork improvements can be discussed if necessary. Brightwork is still of a good standard, the interior is beautifully presented with a lovely patina and the full weather gear is in excellent order. The strong robust chassis is in excellent order and on the road the Alvis performs very well and is very happy at 45-50MPH. The gearbox bearings are particularly quiet, the four cylinder engine performs superbly and sounds delightful and the 12/50 handles and brakes well. VE 5158 is a very charming, well sorted older restoration that has a lovely history and is useable, presentable and incredibly desirable in its correct four seat tourer format. Price: 33,995

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  • RefCode: TA1042362
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: 12/50
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,931
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

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.

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  • RefCode: TA1153132
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: FIREBIRD
  • Derivative: DHC
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,936
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Red
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A

This beautiful Alvis Firebird DHC was supplied new by Haines and Strange of Cheltenham on the 3rd July 1936. BDD 744 boasts the beautiful Cross and Ellis DHC body and we are told only 25 of the 97 Firebird's manufactured with this body are said to survive. The first owner was Mr W Rust in Cheltenham and whilst we know little about the car during the 1940's, we do know the Alvis was owned by a Club member in Gloucestershire during 1963/1954. We also have an original brown 'buff' logbook that confirms that during the 1960's the Alvis changed hands several times between Surrey, South East London and Kent. Records confirm in 1984 the Firebird owned by Club member in Chatham, Kent who interestingly was the last entry in the old logbook suggesting the car has just the one owner for across three decades. In 1988 the Firebird was purchased by another Alvis owners club member who was based in Windsor. He kept the car for 23 years and enjoyed overseas open touring in the Alvis. Paperwork in the history filerecords various trips over to France and during his ownership extensive mechanical work was carried out. In 1999 an engine rebuild at cost of over 5,000 was carried out. This included re-lining the block, new Pistons and the block was acid treated and neutralised using caustic soda. Main bearing shells were checked and lined with white metal. Con rods were also checked, prepared and ready white metalled and the crank shaft re ground. The timing chain was replaced, water pump rebuilt and flywheel and clutch plate re faced and re conditioned as required. In the region of 5000 miles have been covered since this major engine work. The Alvis was sold in 2011 and the new owner then spent 11,300 with Alvis specialists Red Triangle between 2012 and 2013. This included removing big end and main bearings and carrying out some engine rebuild work due to an engine fault. The starter motor was also re-conditioned as required due to failure and in the region of 3,000 alone was spent on a front suspensionrebuild. Various electrical work was also carried during this re-conditioning work. In late 2017 a programme of cosmetic work began as whilst the car was in strong mechanical order, it had not been treated to any cosmetic work for many years. The body was stripped down to a rolling shell, paintwork was stripped right bac and the car treated to a complete full re paint in the cars original colours of Maroon over Black. The wheels were also stripped and re-painted and the car then built back up to present in stunning condition with exceptional gleaming paintwork. The Alvis was then treated to a brand new hood and interior woodwork was renovated. BDD 744 now is a truly exceptional car with a beautiful finish to it. The interior still retains lots of patina with excellent quality nicely aged leather and the fresh woodwork and new expensive hood really complete the car. On the road the Alvis is impressive, as it was when thoroughly road tested by us on Harrogate ring road prior to coming to us. Theengine performs very well indeed, the gearbox is very easy to use and the Firebird handles and brakes real well. BDD 744 is an impressive pre war four seat tourer and it's now ready for shows, events and touring. Price: 52,995

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